Daily Planet offers free video class in preparation for One Day in the Twin Cities event

Citizens across the Twin Cities will take to their camcorders and smartphones Saturday, April 26 as part of the cities-wide media creation event, One Day in the Twin Cities.

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How to tell if a poll is an outlier

It just so happens that we have excellent real-world examples, contained in a poll of Minnesotans recently conducted by SurveyUSA for KSTP. SUSA is among the most accurate pollsters, cycle after cycle. But in this game, even the best sometimes miss.

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Corcoran News wants YOU!

Corcoran News invites all community members to submit photos articles, creative writing, artwork, and opinions to the newspaper! Volunteers are welcome to become involved in other aspects of the papers well: copy editing, recruiting material, and designing the layout.

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Thoughts on a few of the questions surrounding the Fitzgerald/MPR/TPT and local hip hop situation

Big, bold-letter caveat: this is not an official press release; I am not speaking for anyone but myself here. Just sharing a few thoughts.

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ST. PAUL NOTES | Low-power FM station approved for St. Paul

Low-power FM is coming to St. Paul, with the FCC approval of a proposal based in the East Side. The next meeting of the radio committee will be April 15th at 6 PM at the Dayton's Bluff Community Council offices at 798 East 7th Street.

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A few "next steps" regarding local hip hop and media

Last night's "State of Hip Hop" preview panel sponsored by the Current was a lot of fun. Hip hop panels are always messy, especially when it's a packed house (as it was last night), but while there are bound to be tangents and nonsense, I think some really good stuff was said. Thanks to Andrea Swensson, Kevin Beacham, the Lioness, Desdamona, Toki Wright and Slug, who were all on the panel with me, as well as everyone who spoke from the audience (including a number of bonafide legends, plus up-and-comers, plus youth, plus more) and continued the conversation after.

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NEWS DAY | Sunshine Week, censorship and jail

UPDATED 3/21/2014: Last night I wrote about open government and free press issues — and a few hours later, #TurkeyBlockedTwitter started climbing to the top of the Twitter charts, as Turkish Prime

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COMMUNITY VOICES | Sales tax is not the primary barrier to border-to-border broadband

Map from Connect Minnesota

With long experience promoting rural broadband, I carefully reviewed Raul Katz’s article in the Star Tribune o

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United States get over yourselves! (To better understand Ukrainian situation)

Imagine you are a young woman walking down a street in the US when a group of young men starts hooting and whistling at you. It’s probably annoying, even infuriating, but you keep walking and ignore them. Now imagine the same thing happening on a street in Kiev or Odessa. You should probably run for your life because you may have just become a target to be kidnapped and sold as a sex slave in a distant land.

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