Pruitt's Folly, big-daily blues, and the invasion of the stripper-flippers
Star Tribune reporters Jon Tevlin and Eric Weiffering have written their own eulogy for Terry Fiedler, who died unexpectedly at age 47 on August 12. It was circulated internally at the Strib:
Former CP staff writer Burl Gilyard has written an elequent tribute to Terry Fiedler, the veteran Star Tribune reporter who died suddenly on Saturday at the age of 47. The piece originally appeared in Toward a one-newspaper town: And then there were three
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 >>
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.
Bankruptcy as the airlines' last best business tool There's been a flood of good stories about last week's simultaneous bankruptcy filings by Northwest and Delta--much of it published in cities where neither airline is the hometown carrier. My favorite is a piece in last Thursday's issue of the Ari ... More >>
This may be the strongest sign yet that the Twins ballpark deal is dead in the water: In the past several days, the ever-boosterish Star Tribune has run a number of stories that cast aspersions on the Pohlad/Hennepin County deal: Jay Weiner's piece totaling up the combined costs of the touted Twins ... More >>
After an exhaustive two-year study, the shocking truth is revealed: People don't trust the press
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