On the whole, Taylor sounded themes of ownership restraint in the article. But it’s clear it’s not a good time to be an old reporter at the Star Tribune. Read more →
There never was any substantial evidence against Larson in the shooting of Cold Spring police officer Thomas Decker, but that didn’t stop police from naming him in a quick news conference after the shooting, nor stop news organizations from tossing aside the policy of not naming suspects until they’re actually charged with a crime.
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You can tell a lot about the type of person who is behind a camera by the images of the people in front of the lens. Read more →
It leaked out today that David Letterman is retiring.
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If you do nothing else today, make a run to the NPR website that’s been set up in support of the network’s Morning Edition series from the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more →
It was hard to tell the other night when Stephen Colbert was in character and when he was just being the real Stephen Colbert when he declared ‘I’m not a racist.’
He was reacting to the protests that popped up after his writers tweeted a joke he made on the show without any of the context that was evident in his Comedy Channel show’s episode. That prompted Twitter to take to the ramparts to urge that his show be canceled. Read more →
A plan to highlight hip-hop artists in the Twin Cities has ran afoul of hip-hop artists.
MPR’s The Current and Twin Cities Public Television had planned the State of Hip Hop event at the Fitzgerald Theater for May, but a community meeting to plan the event highlighted deep divisions between artists and the media. Read more →
That distributors are beating a path to Glass’ door underscores the reality that there are nowhere near enough popular national shows from a new generation to excite the public radio audience. Read more →
Baseball broadcaster Jerry Remy defends providing legal support for his son, who is charged with murder, and says doing so shouldn’t cost him his job. Read more →
The third-richest man in Minnesota may be buying the Star Tribune newspaper, a report today says.
Glen Taylor, owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, former legislator, and owner of companies in the wedding invitation printing business, is nearing a final agreement with the paper, according to the business newsletter, Business Take. Read more →
Some years ago, the Star Tribune sports department decided to stop using team nicknames that people might find offensive. Out were the ‘Indians’ and ‘Redskins,’ for example, and in was ‘the team from Cleveland’ or the ‘team from Washington.’
It lasted for about a season and then the policy quietly disappeared.
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At Fond du Lac (Wis.) High School last month, student journalist Tanvi Kumar’s article about the student body’s casual attitude toward rape included three victims of sexual assault at the school, a visit to an an abuse treatment center, and included evidence which she said showed the blame-the-victim culture. Read more →
Why are quad copters going to change the way news is covered? Because you can simply get better views from an unmanned tiny vehicle. Read more →
The White House Press Corps is pushing back — again — at administration efforts to avoid mainstream media and taking its case “directly to the people.” CBS News’ Bill Plante tells a CNN media program, “this administration has the tools to reach people on their own. They don’t need us as much. And to the Read more →
Another anchor from the state-run Russia Today network is protesting the actions of Russia. Liz Wahl, an American, quit on the air this afternoon. “I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government which whitewashes the actions of Putin,” Wahl said. She said her grandparents emigrated from Hungary to the U.S. to Read more →