The future of southeast Minnesota’s largest media operation has seemed obvious for the last few years: the Rochester Post Bulletin was likely to be a casualty of the newspaper depression. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
News media from as far away from Tokyo showed up to document the Warroad Pioneer’s demise because, apparently, even the people of Tokyo care more about Warroad than the people of Warroad. Read more →
If you want election results next Wednesday morning, you apparently won’t find them in the newspapers of one of the biggest chains in the country, and that’s just the way Gannett wants it. Read more →
Journalists at newspapers are fighting a losing battle against the hedge fund that owns their papers because their point is being proven. It takes a strong local newspaper to effect change and shine a light on community evil. Read more →
We may be in the final days of seeing anyone spend 40 years in the newspaper business at one paper, or any paper at all.
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These are tough times for the newspaper industry, tougher times for people who make their living as ink-stained wretches, and it’s no picnic for readers either when the newspaper owners talk to us as if we’re stupid on those occasions when they talk to their customers at all. Read more →
Editorial cartoonists usually get pretty wide latitude.
This was too wide. Read more →
The people who work at newspapers drive the local news agenda. What they can’t do — as the St. Cloud Times’ story today proved again — is provide coverage of the execution of a community’s soul. Read more →
Subscribe to a newspaper if you want to save the business of journalism.
No matter what you may think, the internet isn’t going to do it.
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If we ever needed a reminder about the value of a newspaper, we need only look at the reporting in the last few week of Brandon Stahl of the Star Tribune, who uncovered a combination of apparent incompetence and faulty legislation in the state’s child abuse reporting system that left Eric Dean, 4, dead. Read more →
Execs at the Pioneer Press newspaper insisted today that the decision to cut 170 jobs at its printing plant near Holman Field and contracting with the rival Star Tribune does not indicate a sale of the paper itself despite ongoing rumors that it’s only a matter of time before the Twin Cities become a one-newspaper Read more →