Souhan’s commentary was so bad that we just don’t know where to begin. It was ill-informed; it was chock full of unsupported assertions; it was dishonorable, and it was just plain nasty. In sum, Souhan made an unreasonable and biased judgment about the impact of Jerry Kill’s disability. This bias is deeply troubling, as it encourages misconceptions about epilepsy and demoralizes people with the disease.
"I’ll probably read a print newspaper until I die. And that’s a problem for the newspaper business; its most loyal customers are closer to death than to birth."
John Reinan on why managing decline in the newspaper industry is a familiar story
I would be a terrible congressman.
The Star Tribune is one of the most successful metropolitan newspapers in the nation, which may be akin to having a great cabin on the Titanic.
I’ve got to put Jesus, a gay dinosaur and puppy into a lead about newspapers to hold their attention.
David Brauer tallied up where Minnesota media stand on the ballot initiatives. With few exceptions, it’s a resounding ‘No.’
The news that matters most to people is the news that affects them the most directly. That of course, is the local news. Local coverage is the key, and that takes people, lots of them, and money, lots of it. We skimp on that kind of coverage at our peril — and to the community’s detriment.
A camera is a loaded thing. You need to know that you’re in control of the bullets so you make sure you’re not hit by one.
In other court news, a settlement has been reached over arrest of Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! producers at the 2008 GOP convention.