Yesterday’s gyrocopter flight into the heart of Washington, DC, which illuminated the incompetence of those entrusted to provide air defense over the nation’s capital, has also started a debate in journalism circles around this question: What duty — if any — did a newspaper have to alert authorities? Read more →
The latest entry in our collection of public marriage proposals comes from local TV today. Read more →
People don’t appreciate the value of local radio until it’s gone. And once gone, it never comes back. Read more →
Turning aside a request from the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today that data from an agency created by the Minnesota Legislature to help high-risk doctors, hospitals and nursing homes get malpractice insurance can stay secret. Read more →
The baseball box score, a longtime staple of the newspaper sports section, may be disappearing.
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Fargo Forum editor Matt Von Pinnon is defending Friday’s front page, which featured the photos of North Dakota House members and their vote on a measure that would have extended discrimination protection to gays. Read more →
You don’t often see a bill’s roll call on the front page of the morning paper, but the Fargo Forum went all out today following yesterday’s vote in North Dakota to deny protection to gays. Read more →
A lot of newspapers are pretty shy these days about running editorials; margins are so thin, it’s not worth angering the readers.
This morning, the Indianapolis Star isn’t like a lot of newspapers. Read more →
It’s not fashionable to like newspapers anymore, but Baird Helgeson’s tweet today is a solid reminder of the daily miracle that happens each day. Read more →
Almost every news organization in the Twin Cities has a policy against naming suspects, and almost every one ignores it when it’s convenient to do so. This is not generally how ethics in journalism works. Read more →
You can forgive your local Pioneer Press employee for being a little nervous today. The sale of his/her newspaper appears at hand. It’s a buyout firm, which means they’re not that interested in great journalism. Read more →
Following criticism from fellow journalists, public radio show host Diane Rehm has curbed some of her lobbying for right-to-die laws.
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Is there legitimacy to the hurt feelings and online outrage against Mpls.St.Paul magazine, which is under fire for this cover?
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Paul Magers, the former anchor of KARE 11 who ruled Twin Cities local TV while he was here, has made his national debut. Sort of. Read more →
Elizabeth Jensen, the new NPR ombudsman, is tackling a favorite subject for us today: At what point is a journalist unable to function as a journalist because of first-person experiences with an issue? Read more →