We'll see if any of this impacts the Pioneer Press newsroom in the long run.
Amid layoffs and a new publisher, the paper finally hits bottom
Former Time executive Michael Klingensmith will take over as the Star Tribune's new publisher.
He brings with him two decades of media business experience at Time, Inc., as well as a more recent specialty: media mergers and acquisitions.
In a letter to a reader, Harte explains their decision to cut the Coleman and Kersten columns, saying their views ... More >>
The newspaper's lien value has plummeted over the past year, showing flagging investor confidence
Publisher Chris Harte announced the terminations in a memo to employees this morning. Roughly three quarters of the cutbacks will come from the circulation department. The 58 positions amounts to three percent of the newspaper's total workforce.
In one of the least surprising developments in recent media history, Star Tribune publisher Chris Harte announced in a memo today that the company is seeking to sell its land holdings in downtown Minneapolis. The Strib's parent company, Avista Capitol Partners, owns roughly five city blocks.
The last twelve months witnessed unprecedented turmoil at the Star Tribune. Apparently 2008 won't be any better for the state's largest daily newspaper.
Staffs gutted. Secrets stolen. A traitorous publisher forced to defend his actions in court. The future has never looked bleaker for the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press.
Star Tribune Chairman Chris Harte yesterday turned down a Newspaper Guild request for an investigation into the controversies surrounding new Strib Publisher Par Ridder.
Fifteen Star Tribune reporters look to the future of the paper
Pruitt's Folly, big-daily blues, and the invasion of the stripper-flippers
The news of the impending sale of the Star Tribune to the private equity group Avista Capital Partners has generated no small amount of schadenfreude among the newspaper's myriad critics. Na ... More >>