Whether Star Tribune readers will notice or care is anyone's guess at the moment.
A smart dude from Yale seems to think so.
The company that owns the Pioneer Press, MediaNews, had floated the idea of outsourcing copy desks and other parts of the t ... More >>
Will the federal government bailout media the way it's considering bailing out the auto industry?
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 >>
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.
McClatchy's chief dealmaker makes a tidy bonus McClatchy Co. will pay Chief Executive Gary Pruitt a bonus of $950,000 for 2006, bringing his total compensation package to $2.5 million, the Associated Press
Stribbers bide their time; the Guild gears up for a fight
A Pi Press veteran talks about St. Paul's shrinking newsroom
In the Star Tribune newsroom, there's plenty of pissed to go around
Fifteen Star Tribune reporters look to the future of the paper
Pruitt's Folly, big-daily blues, and the invasion of the stripper-flippers
"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 >>
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.
At first blush, the McClatchy Company's announcement that it plans to sell off 12 Knight Ridder papers would seem to be good news for employees at the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. After all, McClatchy--which is parent company of the Star Tribune--would have scant motivation to invest in its long-time c ... 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 >>
After four years of steering two local newspapers, the Southwest Journal and Skyway News (the paper currently known as the Downtown Journal), editor David Brauer has left the building.
Today's Los Angeles Times carries a frightening analysis of the future of daily newspapers, "Black and White and Read by Fewer." The story is pegged to the announcement of mass layoffs at prestigious dailies around the country and to the release of data showing exactly how precipitous newspapers' ci ... More >>
What did the Pi-Press publisher do to earn $250,000 in moving expenses?
Strib management takes its union to court
Nick Coleman flees the Pioneer Press. The Star Tribune hires another lippy white guy.
Crunch time at the Pioneer Press, cheeseheads at the Star Tribune, and how real men KARE about Paul
Wounded egos, labor actions, and Powerpoint presentations at the Pioneer Press
Guild members at the Star Tribune worry about their contract and wonder about their editor
The specter of a newspaper strike looms in St. Paul --but no matter what happens, the Pioneer Press will never be the same
PI Press management plays chicken with its workforce
The grim reaper visits the St. Paul Pioneer Press
The Pioneer Press cedes control of pioneerplanet.com to the mother ship
At the Twin Cities' local dailies, online journalism shakes up the newsroom
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?
Star Tribune union members fret as their parent company plays hardball in contract talks out West
The Strib's new owners hire a publisher who fits their nice-guy image
The Strib's corporate parent says nothing but good things will happen when they sell the paper. Where have we heard this before?
Strib Unions were gearing up to negotiate new contracts in the next year. But with Cowles up for sale, will the unions will be around then?