Local newspaper fails to cover the local angle of the story

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! Two recent examples highlight the hypocrisy of such a claim. Continue Reading