Today, the Pioneer Press's guild-represented staff took the dramatic step of taking out an ad in the Star Tribune asking its current owners, New York City-based hedge fund Alden Global Capital, to sell the paper.Alden "is more interested in dismantling the newspaper to increase profits than in inves ... More >>
We'll see if any of this impacts the Pioneer Press newsroom in the long run.
The hits keep coming at the Star Tribune. Editor Nancy Barnes said Monday that about 100 more staff positions would be cut, including 30 positions in the newsroom.
City Pages took home 27 awards, including 15 first-place honors at the annual Minnesota SPJ Page One Awards Banquet.
Let's hope for the Strib's sake that it happens by the end of the month.
Would a newspaper copy desk in India know that it's Xcel Energy Center, not Excel? Or would they notice that Michele Bachman ... More >>
The bloodletting continues on Portland Avenue. The latest news is that up to seven employees in the newspaper's photo department will be let go. The impacted employees work in the "gray room" processing photos
Minneapolis has reclaimed its ranking as "America's Most Literate City" -- and St. Paul has jumped from 11th to 3rd.
The coverage of the bridge collapse by the daily papers, particularly the Star Tribune, has been terrific. It's a prime example of why we need first-rate, adequately staffed daily newspapers. But some of the attempts to raise the import of the event have gotten a little out of hand.
A once proud newspaper makes grim concessions to economic realities
While the vaunted blogosphere fiddles over the injustice suffered by one of its own, here's word from one of the Star Tribune's actual reporters about the fate of his colleagues.
The Pioneer Press accuses turncoat publisher Par Ridder of stealing company property and poaching top employees.
Beth Hawkins talks to veterans Al Sicherman and Jeremy Iggers about being two of 24 newsroom employees to take the recent buyout offer.
Will the departure of several prominent bylines hurt the paper's relationship with its readers?
The Strib puts the squeeze on production workers
McClatchy will subsequently sell 12 of the 32 Knight Ridder papers it is acquiring in the $4.5 billion deal, including the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
In the months since revolting shareholders at Knight Ridder announced they wanted the newspaper chain sold off, there has been a plethora of speculation about what this will mean for the KR-owned St. Paul Pioneer Press.
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.
The Star Tribune braces for redesign, panders to subliterate youth
So who's the new editor charged with guiding the Pioneer-Press into the post-Gowler era? Thom Fladung is, as Eric Black notes in this morning's Strib, the former managing editor of the Detroit Free Press. He's also a long-time Knight Ridder hand, having done two tours at the Free Press and one at th ... More >>
According to new documents obtained by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, "The nation's two largest alternative newspaper publishers have been in intense negotiations over a merger that would create an 18-paper chain controlled to a significant extent by venture capitalists." Click above for the articl ... More >>
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 >>
The other shoe drops in case of reporters suspended for attending Springsteen concert This Thursday, April 7, there will be a formal arbitration hearing over the Pioneer-Press's suspension last fall of Charles Laszewski and Rick Linsk, the two reporters who made headlines and lost three days' pay i ... More >>
Canadian indians battle the Strib on clear-cutting
Veteran investigative reporter "Papa" Rigert exits the newsroom
When the Vikings' train derailed en route to the Super Bowl, no one lost out bigger than the local media
Why would Pioneer Press editor Walker Lundy delve into news that's not fit to print?
For better or worse, the Star Tribune's new owners will stay the course.
Why the Star Tribune is cheerleading for a taxpayer-financed ballpark