Former City Pages writers Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen have won the prestigious AFJ Award for the "Best Story on Food Policy or Food Issues," the Association of Food Journalists announced today. The two won the prize for their February 2012 City Pages cover story, "Milk Money." "Milk Money" exposes ... More >>
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 >>
Very few people bear the qualities necessary to be regarded as one of the world's leading experts in media law and be listed among the nation's sexiest professors by Esquire, but Donald Gillmor achieved both of those honors. Gillmor, a professor of journalism at the University of Minnesota for 35 y ... More >>
Legs McNeil is a legendary rock music historian, author and journalist. He co-founded and wrote for Punk Magazine back in the mid-'70s, is a former senior editor for Spin, and founder/editor of Nerve magazine in 1992. He is renowned as co-author of Please Kill Me: the Uncensored Oral History of Pu ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenIncoming City Pages music editor Reed FischerAs we near the end of 2011, big changes are in the air for Gimme Noise and the City Pages music section. After holding down the position of music editor for almost four years, I've decided to pursue an opportunity outside the company ... More >>
James Schugel is under the microscope.The Asian American Journalists Association is demanding an apology from CBS corporate in the wake of affiliate WCCO's admission that it botched the October 31 story that has become popularly known as "Duck/Dog." "We were disturbed by an Oct. 31 broadcast by ... More >>
Minnesota Independent editor Jon Collins was laid off yesterday.The Minnesota Independent is shutting down, according to its editor and the company's CEO. Jon Collins took the job as site editor earlier this summer but was laid off yesterday around noon, Collins confirmed to City Pages. The move ... More >>
The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists won't let James Schugel duck the controversy.The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists released a statement yesterday blasting WCCO-TV for refusing to address errors in its crazy report alleging a local puppy mill was selling dogs to a mea ... More >>
Schugel in real life and in CG (wearing a dunce cap).WCCO reporter James Schugel is having one hell of a week. First, he breaks a story about a butcher shop in Chinatown selling dog meat that turns out to be super false. Then, the mistake goes viral. Next the Asian American Journalists Associati ... More >>
That Nicole Salazar videotaped her arrest is both fortunate and unfortunate.It's fortunate because that same tape just helped Salazar, a producer for the Democracy Now! news show, and two other journalists win a settlement in their lawsuit against the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul for bad po ... More >>
G.R. Anderson (left) says Matt Taibbi (right) lifted his reporting on Michele Bachmann.Matt Taibbi's piece on Michele Bachmann in Rolling Stone this week borrows liberally from a 2006 cover story by former City Pages reporter G.R. Anderson Jr. So much so that Abe Sauer of the Awl called them out ... More >>
MinnPost advertises Governor Mark Dayton's appearance at MinnRoastTomorrow night is the fourth annual MinnRoast, a fundraiser for MinnPost's "non-partisan, nonprofit" brand of journalism. And former Star Tribune columnist Nick Coleman argues convincingly today that the whole event compromises ... More >>
City Pages is pleased to announce that arts and entertainment writer Ed Huyck has joined our cast in the role of theater critic. He is charged with the enviable but daunting task of covering one of the most vibrant theater cultures in America, a scene that includes more than 100 performing ar ... More >>
Nick Denton, founder and owner of Gawker, says Deadspin had to reveal the existence of Brett Favre penis photos because "so-called sports journalists" didn't have the stones.Deadspin, the sports gossip site run by Gawker Media, last week published a controversial post claiming the existence of ph ... More >>
Brett Favre penis photo revelations: Were they ethical?Last week, as Brett Favre was considering whether to return to play for the Vikings this year or retire, sports gossip site Deadspin.com dropped a bombshell: Live Nude Favre.The website, part of Gawker Media, didn't actually publish the croc ... More >>
Lieutenant governor candidate denies conflict of interest
A sad sendoff to Robyne Robinson's career as a journalistGoing into last night's 9 p.m. broadcast--Robyne Robinson's signoff before leaving the pursue politics as Matt Entenza running mate--Fox 9 had ample warning of the potential for conflicts of interest.The day after Robinson admitted that she ... More >>
Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, filed a lawsuit against city and state officials Wednesday, accusing police of wrongfully arresting her during the Republican National Convention two years ago.Goodman and two of her staffers were arrested during the first day of the convention while cove ... More >>
Congratulations to the staff at the University of Minnesota's campus newspaper, The Minnesota Daily, for taking home this year's Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Daily staffers also took home two individual awards. Jules Ameel won fi ... More >>
Why is this woman smiling?We've said it before, we'll say it again: Amy Klobuchar is funny. Her reputation is such that Politico went to her the other day seeking unsolicited advice for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who face the unenviable task of trying to make ... More >>
Local stations put victim's privacy at stake
Vadim Lavrusik leaves behind a wake of controversy.
The Chicago music critics opine on writing, journalism, iPods, and the future of the industry.
BrauBlog is beating WCCO-TV, Fox9, and KARE11! Wait ... what's a "BrauBlog"?
Rush Limbaugh rans about the recent Minnesota grant to help newspapers get up to speed on this new Internet thing everyone's been talking about.
Society of Professional Journalists says websites should get state House access.
The Duluth News Tribune, Pioneer Press, and the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced a $238,000 state grant that will help them retrain journalists on media in the digital age.
Headlining are Korean, Nepalese and Thai.
Minnesota Independent made some serious cuts to their staff yesterday and the exiting employees don't have good th ... More >>
Adam Reilly brings up the elephant in the room: Why aren't the big guys, like the New York Ti ... More >>
You best get your bow tie to cleaners Minnesota. The Online News Association just announced the finalists for the 2008 Online Journalism Awards, and two local news outlets made the cut.
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 >>
Village Voice Media today announce Cleveland Scene managing editor Kevin Hoffman will take over for departing editor Steve Perry early next month.
The Pioneer Press editorial staff has been reduced to two permanent employees. Glenda Holste and Mark Yost are no longer working at the paper. As best can be determined they were let go earlier this week.
We do so hate to stick up for Sid Hartman Regular civilians probably don't realize the climate of fear hanging over American daily newspaper newsrooms lately. Once upon a time, in the pre-Jayson Blair era, reporters were expected to work damn hard to avoid making mistakes, and when they made them ... More >>
In a press conference this morning, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld chastised journalists for allotting too much paper space to the abuses at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay: Two of the country?s largest newspapers, for example, have devoted more than 80 editorials combined since March of 2004 ... More >>
Red Lake to white media: stay out When the news broke about the school shooting at the Red Lake High School on Monday, journalists wasted little time swarming the remote reservation. No surprise there. The mass media finds nothing juicier than a school rampage, and this one promised the highest b ... More >>
The profit margin is the reason television newsrooms glibly, and possibly even gratefully, rebroadcast video news releases--the government PR missives making headlines this week. Journalists all know it, but won't publicly point out the emporer's nudity. Everyone except erstwhile KSTP-TV news dire ... More >>