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.
Teenagers on the North Side getting gunned down. Rich versus poor. Lake Harriet versus Plymouth Ave. The blame game. Keith Ellison, savior/demon. Murderapolis, summer 2006. Somalis on the defensive. Bar fights, street hassles, the basketball hoops taken off the backboards at Painter Park, which has ... More >>
Perspective and Context: Endangered Species in Newsrooms Public Safety columnist Ruben Rosario chimes in on the case getting saturation coverage in local news media this week, a Chaska man's alleged murder-for-inheritance of his mother. With the rest of the news media busy trying to flesh out the s ... More >>
The Strib outs a police informant. Was it worth the risk?