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Jon Bream, Star Tribune Rock Critic visits journalism classes

Jon Bream shares stories on interviewing Prince, Taylor Swift and other musicians with third hour newspaper students.

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2019

“Ting. Ting. Ting.” Star Tribune Rock Critic Jon Bream sits in a San Francisco recording studio, separated from music legend Prince by only a pane of glass. Prince stares at him, steadily hitting a drum stick against a cymbal every few seconds. He clearly does not want to speak to Bream, and Bre...

College In Schools program may be at risk

College In Schools program may be at risk

Noah Johnson, Distribution Reporter

January 12, 2017

Students across Minnesota may not be able to get free credits for college anymore, since the College in School program throughout Minnesota has the possibility of shutting down. The College in Schools program has many factors to it possibly being shut down. These factors consist of new teaching requirements and cost...

Downtown Minneapolis historic Macy’s closes

Photo by Ciana Fragnito

Ciana Fragnito, Social Media Reporter

November 15, 2016

Minneapolis is known for shopping, restaurants and a life paced much faster than any other part of Minnesota. The large downtown Macy's, built in 1903, is recognized as not only a grand shopping store, but also a historic site as many Minnesotans and others have visited this place. Not only...

‘Star Tribune’ Rock Critic shares music knowledge with students

Photo by Rachel Steil</strong><br /> Rock Critic for the Star Tribune, Jon Bream speaks to Stillwater Area High School newspaper students about the music business.  In 1974, Bream began writing about music for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  Since then, he has interviewed many musical artists including the King of Pop (Michael Jackson), the Queen of Soul (Aretha Franklin), Prince, Bob Dylan, U2, three Beatles, four Rolling Stones and all of Maroon 5.

Megan Aller, Visual Arts Managing Editor

February 26, 2015

The Star Tribune is the largest newspaper in Minnesota for news, information and community events. It is read by 1.4 million adults every weekend. Jon Bream began writing about popular music for the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 1974.  He has interviewed the King of Pop (Michael Jackson), the Queen of...

Rand: role of sports reporting evolving image of athletes

Photo by Rachel Steil</strong><br />
In the last few years sports reporting has changed drastically.  Social media is the main cause of this change. 
“What social media has done to reporters has sped us up,” Michael Rand said. “It’s made me think how we cover things now and what access we have to resources nonstop. Sure, it’s a lot more action filled but it is a lot more exciting.”

Emily Lodahl, Layout Editor

February 1, 2015

The sports reporting world has taken a curve ball the past couple years according to Star Tribune’s digital sports editor, Michael Rand. The rise of social media has impacted how sports and athletes are covered and perceived in the public’s eye. According to Rand, sports reporting previously consisted o...

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