He made his name covering entertainment for the Pioneer Press for 53 years, changing the way pop culture was covered around here. He was the host of rock ‘n’ roll in Minnesota. Read more →
It will revamp its programming at the end of the month, City Pages reports, and end one of the quirks that’s made it distinctive in the time block: the ‘different radio station every hour’ format in the mornings using a rotating collection of hosts. Read more →
Last week, many of NPR’s most well-known names pulled the curtain on life at the public radio institution, revealing poor morale among newspeople.
With the new deal, however, silence about what’s in it is the order of the day. Read more →
NPR has been reluctant to use the word ‘lie’ when describing misstatements from the Trump administration. So it didn’t escape notice this week when an NPR reporter used it. Read more →
The current contract between NPR and the SAG-AFTRA union ended at the close of last month and employees agreed to an extension while talks on a new contract continue. The extension runs out tomorrow night. Read more →
If data collected by Minnesota’s state and local government is public, why do we have to pay so much to get it?
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A community group formed to bring TV to the rural area says it decided to stop relying only on Orr property tax assessments to function. It has previously also gotten support from neighboring Leiding, Minn., which stopped contributing in 2012. Read more →
NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep had to defend his network’s choice to interview Iowa Rep. Steve King today. King, who has regularly made racist comments that play well in his blood-red district — where his challenger dropped out of the race last week, citing death threats — is possibly the most extreme of the Read more →
Can the media exercise restraint when keeping in mind that whatever is embarrassing to the Wetterlings, it had nothing to do with why their son is dead? Read more →
Republicans are pretty good at winning elections, so the strategy they reportedly have settled on for the 2018 congressional elections requires this assumption: You hate reporters more than politicians. Read more →
Perhaps it’s unrealistic to expect financially strapped news organizations to pay someone to publicize its flaws. But even if trust in newsrooms weren’t eroding, it would still be true that readers and listeners deserve someone on their side in a position of power. Read more →
The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has had its squabbles with KSTP TV over the years, but the group is standing foursquare with KSTP in the face of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents search for the anonymous leaker of information to the TV station. Read more →
Most journalists of a certain age have a story about the hatred between the New York Times and Washington Post. The two newspapers have waged a pitch battle for generations to be the nation’s newspaper of record. Read more →
The National Press Club is filing an objection over what it says is the ‘manhandling’ of a reporter who tried to ask a question of a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission.
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Pat Cadigan started with the station in 1961. He got into radio the old-fashioned way; he worked the overnight shift before becoming the morning host through 1974, taking time off to sell real estate, and then returning to the station in the ’80s. Read more →