The online magazine Slate today lays out a fascinating case for why the about-to-be-closed sale of the Star Tribune and the trend it caps may actually be good news for journalism. Not good immediate news for anyone drawing a paycheck over on Portland Avenue, but good news for the Fourth Estate As We ... More >>
Pruitt's Folly, big-daily blues, and the invasion of the stripper-flippers
On Saturday, the Star Tribune posted a curious story about the uncertain future of its main rival, the St. Paul Pioneer Press. As noted in this space previously, speculation about the Pi Press is fully warranted, given the shareholder revolt at Knight Ridder.
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Star Tribune honchos pooh-pooh insinuations that they're at war with that other paper across the river. So why is the Strib stomping all around the PiPress's back yard?