The Chicago Tribune is rightly getting some pushback today for its tone-deaf front page coverage of last evening’s historic moment when a woman was nominated to be the president of the United States by a major party. Read more →
Honk if you got up yesterday morning thinking it would be the day a national TV network would proudly feature an essay that included a reference to the comfortable life of being a slave in Washington. Read more →
NPR ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen says the radio audience hasn’t been ‘well served’ yet by the partnership between NPR and PBS during coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Read more →
I was hoping for a video of epic Gerald Ford proportions when the BBC reported that Secretary of State John Kerry had walked into the door of 10 Downing Street today. Read more →
It’s an admirable effort to provide some solid data to what is usually anecdotal complaining that the network is favoring one candidate or another, and it should provide an opportunity for NPR to self-examine whether it’s falling deeper into the trap of horse race coverage.
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Flooding is causing nightmares for the people of Pine and Kanabec counties in Minnesota.
The only good news is we’ve got new additions to our growing scrapbook of TV reporters who think they have to stand in water to tell you about it.
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MPR reporter/editor Toni Randolph, claimed by cancer last week, wasn’t from here. She was from Buffalo, N.Y. So when family members arrived in the Twin Cities to attend to her affairs, they realized they had to do something here in addition to a funeral in Buffalo. Read more →
The video of the police killing of Philando Castile has cemented Facebook’s increasing role as a primary source of news in the country.
Is there anything wrong with that? Read more →
The Chilcot Report, Britain’s investigation into the Iraq War, was released this morning, and it’s too big for reporters at The Guardian to go through alone. Read more →
Tonight at the Hollywood Bowl, Keillor will step onto the stage as host for the last time. The show is being recorded for broadcast tomorrow night.
It is, a critic says, a more nuanced show than the show’s detractors acknowledge. Read more →
A lot of journalists, including a few at a local radio network, have come through the Minnesota Daily, the University of Minnesota newspaper. It will now be printed only twice a week. Read more →
The Fargo Forum is getting some pushback from its community after it reported the results of an autopsy of the popular owner of a West Fargo diner. Read more →
Michael Feldman, host of ‘Whad’Ya Know?’ tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he was ‘blindsided’ when Wisconsin Public Radio canceled the program. The last broadcast is Saturday. Read more →
Listeners often say all the right things when it comes to offering tips for how journalists should do their jobs — Don’t worry about getting it fast, just get it right.
There’s just one problem with that very sound piece of advice; in 2016, listeners won’t let newsrooms do that. Read more →
The New York Times today hits on a truism: Even as he’s been an icon of Minnesota since the the glaciers helped create Bluff Country, nobody really knows him. Read more →