The Star Tribune's headline for its Saturday story about seat licenses at the new Vikings stadium was suggestive, to say the least.But there were different interpretations. For one local journalist, the formulation conjured up memories of one of his childhood's innocent pleasures.
Tom Burford sees military intervention in Syria as an extension of the religious warfare that the United States has been fighting in the Middle East for the last 10 years.SEE ALSO: Bradlee Dean's big ass Annandale headquarters is for rentHe edits the the weekly Bagley Farmers Independent and, earlie ... More >>
Wisconsin state Rep. Don Pridemore, R-Hartford, is taking heat for blacklisting five reporters for seemingly no good reason. But perhaps he should be taking more heat for apparently being oblivious of the difference between "liberals" and "liberal's."SEE ALSO: Wisconsin reporter impersonator has fet ... More >>
Yesterday, the Record of Montezuma, Iowa, published a report disclosing the salaries of University of Iowa employees. In and of itself, that sounds like a worthy project, but Editor-in-chief Chuck Dunham is in hot water over commentary he added to the story.SEE ALSO: Iowa man busted for repeatedly p ... More >>
Star Tribune journalists haven't received raises in more than five years, and they're beginning to speak out about it.SEE ALSO:-- Pioneer Press editor blasts Star Tribune writer for suggesting PiPress boycott -- Star Tribune stands by Bachmann coverage, reporter's "butthurt" response to criticism -- ... More >>
In the wake of Pioneer Press editors publishing a Vote Yes editorial on Saturday -- a move that prompted Vikings punter and outspoken gay marriage advocate Chris Kluwe to immediately quit blogging for the paper -- Star Tribune film critic Colin Covert took to Twitter and told his followers, "If you ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Jim Souhan, Star Tribune columnist, savaged for "lazy journalism" in Star Tribune op/ed-- Joe Cowley, Chicago sportswriter and alleged MN resident, in trouble after sexist Twitter rant-- Phil Mackey, 1500 ESPN reporter, blasts "no accountability" bloggers on Twitter, gets blastedIn a hum ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Forest Lake school bans Taylor Gang shirts because 'name is code word for marijuana use'If it is indeed the case that full-body outfits are cool in South St. Paul, then we must ask: What the frack isn't cool in South St. Paul?A recent police blotter item out of Woodbury is so weird that it ... More >>
On April 9, the Star Tribune published a op/ed entitled "Twitter needs Shakespeare," written by Jeremiah Christopher Whitten, a strategic communications expert in Chaska.Two days later, the Huffington Post published a piece entitled "If Shakespeare Had Twitter," written by freelance journalist Josh ... More >>
Late last week, news broke that Pulitzer Prize-winning comic artist Garry Trudeau had a series set to run Monday through Saturday this week with a new character -- a young woman in Texas getting an abortion. The series is a pointed criticism of Texas's new anti-abortion, mandatory ultrasound law, wh ... More >>
The Star Tribune is being criticized on a popular media blog for improperly crediting a YouTube video as well as importing it into their custom media player in order to serve advertisements on it.Jim Romenesko reports he received the tip from "a Twin Cities journalist who asked not to be named, ... More >>
Come along on a magical mystery tour as the Strib tries to justify an invasive questionnaire that ultimately determined exactly nothing.
Or maybe Strib photogs should taunt kids before taking their pictures In a Q&A with Mpls St. Paul magazine, Strib metro-section arch-hawk Katherine Kersten puts her finger on newspapers' credibility gap. In addition to believing that the media shilled for John Kerry in the last election, it seems Ke ... More >>