Journalism

Aaron Brown on the Changing Local Media Landscape

Jul 13, 2020

Aaron Brown is a journalist, college instructor and radio producer, he joins Heidi and John on the Friday Morning Show to talk about the changes in the local media landscape.  Aaron talks about the changes that have effected newspaper revenue due to the internet and business shut down during the pandemic, and how local papers are dealing with this through consolidation, reduction in size and number of days printed.

Marshall Helmberger fills us in on Tower City Government, the DNRs decision to do their own environmental review for the Twin Metals Project (proposed copper nickel mining near the Boundary Waters), the lack of pine grosbeaks at the feeder and 30 years of the Timberjay newspaper. 

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Minn Post reporter Briana Bierschbach broke the story of sexual harassment in the MN Legislature in November of 2017.  Senator Dan Schoen (D) of St.

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Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn finish up our conversation on the state of journalism.  Chuck has optimism for the future and Aaron is shopping online for a printing press in his garage for when the apocalypse hits. 

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On this second installment of our journalism conversation on Dig Deep this week Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn take a deep dive into how radio stations and newspapers were consolidated and how that affects small towns. 

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This month Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn take on the topic of journalism.  In this first episode a look back at the purpose of newspapers for immigrants of our region and yellow journalism. 

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