A look behind the scenes with the hardest-working man in Minnesota media
To its credit, the Mankato Free Press is having fun with yesterday's unfortunate "Rapefruit" gaffe.SEE ALSO: Today's Mankato Free Press ran story about "Rapefruit" on cover of food section [IMAGE] In an editorial published last night, the paper promises, "Next time, we'll just use the G."
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media
Brett and Gregory Favre: Cousins.Anyone with an awkward relative can surely relate to the predicament of Gregory Favre: His cousin Brett, the famous quarterback, is under investigation for allegedly sending a woman unwanted photos of his junk. How's that for a family reunion show stopper?
Nick Denton, founder and owner of Gawker, says Deadspin had to reveal the existence of Brett Favre penis photos because "so-called sports journalists" didn't have the stones.Deadspin, the sports gossip site run by Gawker Media, last week published a controversial post claiming the existence of ph ... More >>
Did the paper get suckered by candidate Tom Horner's press machine?
Lieutenant governor candidate denies conflict of interest
A sad sendoff to Robyne Robinson's career as a journalistGoing into last night's 9 p.m. broadcast--Robyne Robinson's signoff before leaving the pursue politics as Matt Entenza running mate--Fox 9 had ample warning of the potential for conflicts of interest.The day after Robinson admitted that she ... More >>
Robinson should have hastened her retirement, says ethics expert.Monday morning, two days before Robyne Robinson's last day at Fox 9 News, word leaked to the press that the veteran anchor was considering a job as gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza's running mate. Robinson confirmed the ru ... More >>
Outgoing-Fox 9 News anchor Robyne Robinson was noticeably absent from her regular spot on the 5 p.m. news today. In her stead sat Fox's Marni Hughes. Her fellow anchors did not address why Robinson was AWOL during the broadcast (her last day is supposed to be tomorrow), but the Pioneer Press's Amy ... More >>
Unapologetic editor says HIV is not a mark of shame
Joel Kramer wants your money for his grand journalism experiment
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.
Will the departure of several prominent bylines hurt the paper's relationship with its readers?
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 profit margin is the reason television newsrooms glibly, and possibly even gratefully, rebroadcast video news releases--the government PR missives making headlines this week. Journalists all know it, but won't publicly point out the emporer's nudity. Everyone except erstwhile KSTP-TV news dire ... More >>
Car-crash news with a Republican flavor
Star Tribune: refreshingly circumspect, still arrogant