Inside the Daily Planet, 10/16/07


Flanagan to Take on Incumbent Dem in North Minneapolis by Joe Bodell, Minnesota Monitor Peggy Flanagan currently serves on the Minneapolis School Board, works for Wellstone Action, is an active DFLer and is running for her party’s endorsment in House District 58A, covering part of North Minneapolis. Colin Powell opens Southside youth center bearing his name by Vickie Evans-Nash, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Former secretary of state praised the strength of U.S. diversity U to assist national children’s study By Amber Kispert, Minnesota Daily Unprecedented in scope, the study will spend 25 years with 100,000 children. NEW IN VOICES Local newspaper fails to cover the local angle of the story by Steve Clements Recently, City Pages, with tongue firmly in cheek, announced that the new Star Tribune Ombudsman was their own Matt Snyder. Maybe City Pages does need to “hire” Matt Snyder as an ombudsman on behalf of the Star Tribune who recently “reassigned” theirs. The Strib editor claimed that the new realignment over the past few months which saw close to half of the real journalists leave the paper with “early retirements”, Susan Albright forced out of her job as the Editorial Page Editor, and moving Kate Parry from Ombudsman to health editor was designed so that the new owners of the local print media “heavyweight” could concentrate on better coverage of the local area. Ha! ‘Metro Section on Prozac’: Stribber questions paper’s priorities by Paul Schmelzer, Minnesota Monitor Setting news priorities can be tough—how do you allocate limited space between news of a proposed foreclosure freeze in Minneapolis and an announcement of new snow emergency procedures in Edina? The Strib went with snow emergencies. NEW IN BLOGS Sweet 15 (quinceañera) by Patricia M. Guerrero, New Minnesotans Speak