Trials and StribulationsPar Ridder moves on.Par Ridder has a new gig: Billboards. Clear Channel Outdoor has announced that the disgraced former Star Tribune publisher, Pioneer Press traitor and "proven manager and strategic thinker" has joined the company's Chicago office as a branch preside ... More >>
When will Wall Street decide to bail on the Strib?The Star Tribune is among the papers featured in an intriguing look at the potential for hedge funds to further disrupt the already fragile business model of local daily newspapers.The article spotlights Angelo, Gordon, & Co., a hedge fund tha ... More >>
We'll see if any of this impacts the Pioneer Press newsroom in the long run.
The company that owns the Pioneer Press, MediaNews, had floated the idea of outsourcing copy desks and other parts of the t ... More >>
Would a newspaper copy desk in India know that it's Xcel Energy Center, not Excel? Or would they notice that Michele Bachman ... More >>
Bored with words? Like to look at graphs instead? Still want to follow the burgeoning newspaper financial crisis? Longtime journalist and current CEO Alan Mutter has created a handy tool just for you.
That's how much MediaNews recouped in legal costs from its lawsuit against the Star Tribune and its since deposed turncoat publisher Par Ridder. That revelation is contained in the newspaper chain's Not Dead Yet
Finally, some good news for local media: a contract at the Pioneer Press
Negotiations between Pioneer Press newsroom employees and parent-company MediaNews Group on a new labor contract have made little progress. The union's five-year contract expired at the end of July. The Denver-based newspaper chain is seeking a slew of conce ... More >>
Yesterday was the deadline for Pioneer Press staffers to opt for a buyout package offered by parent company MediaNews. The goal was to convince 30 workers to voluntarily leave the company, including 15 editiorial employees.
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.
The Pioneer Press accuses turncoat publisher Par Ridder of stealing company property and poaching top employees.
A Pi Press veteran talks about St. Paul's shrinking newsroom
"You'll be happy after the closing. You will barely know it happens." Thus spoke Dean Singleton, CEO of the MediaNews Group, when he met with employees of the St. Paul Pioneer Press on April 27. At the time, Singleton had just emerged as the most likely buyer of the Pi Press, which was left orphaned ... More >>
Way back in November, when news first broke of a shareholder revolt at Knight Ridder, the Star Tribune rather forcefully poo-poohed the possibility that the Strib's parent company, McClatchy, might make a bid for the faltering newspaper chain. In the Twin Cities market, this was a matter of no trifl ... More >>