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 →
The Associated Press today released an incredible investigation into itself, responding to a historian’s claim last year that the news organization ‘ceded influence over the production of its news pictures to Nazi propagandists.’
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The sad part about today’s Facebook posting from Fox 9 morning news host Alix Kendall is that it’s not even the most horrific example of the kind of venom spewed toward TV anchors in this town. Read more →
Since 1872, the Worthington Daily Globe has been a daily newspaper, except for Sunday. Those days are over. Read more →
Until today, few people likely thought of a sanitation worker as a victim of the Jamar Clark shooting in Minneapolis in November 2015. But today’s City Pages article on what happened to one of them — Alan Ditty — is a disturbing piece of journalism.
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It’s not often that a TV reality show sparks a national conversation on the ethics of ‘outing’ another person, but it’s not often a TV reality show ‘outs’ an individual as CBS’ Survivor did last night when contestant Jeff Varner — a former news anchor — revealed that fellow contestant Zeke Smith is transgender. Read more →
Jimmy Breslin, perhaps the most famous of the New York tabloid columnists, died on Sunday. He was 88. A legend. The nation’s newspapers don’t do legends anymore. Read more →
Deep in the recesses of the World Headquarters of NewsCut, there is a picture on a wall of the original employees of Minnesota Public Radio. Young Garrison Keillor, Michael Barone, and Gary Eichten standing with three others.
All of them were men. That’s the way radio was back then. Men. It wasn’t a place for diversity. Read more →
Sixty-three years ago tonight (Thursday), Edward R. Murrow set a standard which TV journalism has struggled to equal every day since.
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The most frightening part of the White House’s assertion that the free press is the enemy of the American people is that the free press has had to work so hard in subsequent days to point out why it’s not. Read more →