Every morning, we get an email from the digital bosses at the World Headquarters of NewsCut. It’s the daily page view and “engagement time” for everything that appears on the MPR News website. I don’t pretend to know what most of it means other than it feels better to be at the top of the list from Chartbeat than not on it at all. Read more →
We may be in the final days of seeing anyone spend 40 years in the newspaper business at one paper, or any paper at all.
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There’s more than the Wetterlings’ reputation and the reputation of journalists at stake with what comes next; there’s also the willingness of victims and others to assist investigators in the future. Read more →
Personality, comedy, and the buttoned-down world of serious public radio were never really friends until Kasell proved you could be both a serious news person and funny. Read more →
It’s still slow going to get broadcast meteorologists to talk about their views on the science. Read more →
The Minnesota Daily, operated by journalism students at the University of Minnesota, told a story that needed be told — excessive drinking at parties run by fraternities and sororities, specifically the February death of Mitchell Hoenig. Read more →
Unquestionably, there is a right to free speech; that’s not the issue. This is: Does journalism have a responsibility to give it a megaphone? Read more →
There was a time when broadcasters were limited in the number and location of broadcast properties they could own. Now, we’re seeing why. Read more →
Mark Conditt was portrayed by authorities as not motivated by hatred, but was upset about his life, so he sent package bombs to people, all of whom happened to be black. Did journalists go along with that depiction because they’re mostly white and Christian, too? The New York Times says ‘no.’ Read more →
These are tough times for the newspaper industry, tougher times for people who make their living as ink-stained wretches, and it’s no picnic for readers either when the newspaper owners talk to us as if we’re stupid on those occasions when they talk to their customers at all. Read more →
“Can we just stop with this already though?! It’s not funny anymore,” the San Diego reporter said. Read more →
If there’s one thing that radio listeners — and some radio employees, too, I’ve noticed — don’t like, it’s the advancing technology that allows us access to information on demand, even if it provides an opportunity to stem the decline of radio as a relevant medium.
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When a big, national event rolls into town — a national political convention, for example — a host committee will almost always have a party for the thousands of representatives of the media beforehand. They’re an ‘ethical disaster’ some journalists say.
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The station will go dark at the end of the month. Read more →
A Quad Cities woman has become the first to wear a hijab while reporting full-time for a mainstream American TV station. Read more →