Posts Tagged ‘journalism’

Twin Cities Ethnic and Community Media Awards

Sixteen local journalists, representing nine local ethnic and community media organizations, were honored with certificates, trophies and $1500 in cash prizes at the first annual Minnesota Ethnic and Community Media Awards, held Friday, December 5 in Minneapolis.

To read more about the competition and winners, check out Mary Turck’s article in the Twin Cities Daily Planet.

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KK, Others Get the Boot at Strib

Everyone’s favorite, Katherine Kersten, will soon no longer be the token right-wing voice at the Strib, reports David Brauer:

According to a buyout memo released this afternoon and newsroom sources, Nick Coleman and Katherine Kersten will lose their columns, though they may be able to remain at the paper as reporters. […]

The paper’s other metro columnists — Lileks? CJ? — may not be breathing easy, either. Management’s buyout memo asked for “up to three” metro columnists and “up to one” editorial cartoonist, which seems a classification limited to Steve Sack.

The buyout roster also includes up to two reporters and/or editorial writers and up to three photographers and/or videographers.

Roundup

Eat them together: Today’s Midday broadcast on MPR was recorded during the Journalism That Matters conference. “Journalists, citizen journalists and members of the public recently got together at Minnesota Public Radio’s UBS Forum to discuss the evolving role of the public in reporting the news.” MPR/Public Insight Journalism’s Michael Caputo, who moderated the forum, comments on the competitive aspect of news.

Rhubarbarism has the best assessment of yesterday’s meta-story of the dispute between MinnPost‘s David Brauer and the Star Tribune‘s Jill Burcum and the rest of the media’s “coverage” of it. He has all the relevant links and appropriate context so just go there and read. I’ve got nothing to add.

The Saint Paul Saints will take the field wearing Zubaz at next Wednesday’s (7/16) game. So will their piggy mascot Boarak Obama and a monkey who will be performing various tasks around the park such as taking tickets.

Lazy Lightning wants to know why it took south metro cities so freaking long to decide they needed to cut fuel costs.

MPR’s Bleacher Bums blog has been branching out from baseball. (I did not intend for that sentence to be so alliterative.) They’ve profiled a number of Lynx players. Today’s installment is Seimone Augustus: Our Unknown Superstar.

Live From Main Street Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Minneapolis

The Live From Main Street folks are in town for the National Conference on Media Reform and will also be hosting this event on Sunday:

We’re excited to invite you to Live From Main Street Minneapolis (LiveFromMainStreet.org) – the first in a series of televised town hall events designed to shake-up boring horse race election coverage and highlight what’s really at stake this election season.

Please join us for the premiere event at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis at 2pm June 8 for: Getting Heard this Election Season: What Stands Between the Public and a True Story?

Inspired by the work of everyday activists and local independent media, Live From Main Street’s first town hall will explore what it takes to get heard in the era of big media and diminished civil liberties.

Hosted by Laura Flanders, author of Blue Grit and host of Free Speech TV’s Grit TV and KFAI and Insight News’s Al McFarlane.

Featuring:

Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now!
John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for The Nation
Malkia Cyril, Director of The Center for Media Justice
Colleen Rowley, FBI Whistle Blower and 2006 Congressional Candidate
Joel Kramer, Founder of The Minneapolis Post [sic]
Paul Schmelzer, Managing Editor of Minnesota Monitor
Marlina Gonzalez, Program Director of the Unconvention and Intermedia Arts

WHEN: Sunday June 8, 2pm (doors open at 1pm)
WHERE: The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove Street, Downtown Minneapolis
FREE OF CHARGE and open to the public. Seating is limited so please arrive early -doors open at 1pm.

RSVPs are now closed, so you’ll have to be there by 1:00 on Sunday for a shot at seats (which are still available).

I saw John Nichols speak on Thursday at the Journalism That Matters conference. Dude knows his stuff and presents it very well. He’s also one of the founders of Free Press, which puts on the NCMR.

(BTW, the Minnesota Monitor will become the Minnesota Independent on Monday.)

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