Early next year, the Star Tribune will begin printing the papers of its biggest daily news rival, the Pioneer Press. That's like Coke bottling Pepsi. But in making the announcement today, the Strib noted that it's not uncommon for papers in metro markets to do this. For instance, the Dallas Morni ... More >>
Two years ago, the Star Tribune rolled out a paywall. On November 1, the Pioneer Press will follow suit.SEE ALSO: Strib for sale? Will City Pages be next? Guess you'll just have to keep coming back here to find out!
Star Tribune Twins beat reporter La Velle E. Neal III has a piece out this morning headlined, "Twins putting out a call to arms." Seems our hometown heroes face "the daunting task of rebuilding its starting pitching," through the draft or whatever machinations General Manager Terry Ryan can impleme ... More >>
David HannersDavid Hanners sings for the doomed and the thoughtful"It's kind of a joke amongst my songwriter friends that I kill off a lot of characters in my songs," says David Hanners, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and folk singer. He produces his latest CD, "The Traveler's Burden," to ... More >>
The latest Audit Bureau of Circulation numbers are out and at first blush it doesn't look good for the Strib.The Minneapolis paper fell from 15th to the 17th biggest newspaper nationwide when ranked by daily circulation. The last ABC audit came out in October. So how did our local newspaper of r ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled
The great American game is another chance to foist false research on a gullible media
friedbeer.netCrunchy on the outside, liquid on the inside.As we celebrate the Great Minnesota Get-Together, our minds are already on new things that could be fried for next year. As our gaze turns to Texas, we wonder what are they frying this year? The answer is beer. Is it only a cliche th ... More >>
Photo: xrayspxU2: These guys do not captain a German submarineMichele Bachmann still doesn't get it: Bono and the boys were not around during World War II and they can't be held responsible for the sinking of the troop ship Dorchester. She repeated her confusion about Irish rockers and Germa ... More >>
"We got distracted," is how the cockpit crew described blowing 150 miles past their scheduled destination.
The Star Tribune's circulation numbers took a precipitous tumble in the six months ending September 30, according to numbers released today by the Audit Bureau of Circulation.
Pruitt's Folly, big-daily blues, and the invasion of the stripper-flippers
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 >>
On Tuesday the Star Tribune became the fourth major daily in the past year-plus to be accused of dumping papers by various means to plump its paid circulation figures and thus its ad rates. Last year executives from Newsday, the Dallas Morning News, and the Chicago Sun-Times admitted to deliberatel ... More >>
Peering into the black hole of celebrity that is Matt Damon
After winning them a third Pulitzer, George Dohrmann is leaving the St. Paul Pioneer Press
Tame the wilds of Park Avenue? There's the right way, the wrong way, and the Donna Ellringer way
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?