Nancy Barnes: Two great Star Tribune writers become metro columnists

  • Article by: Nancy Barnes , Star Tribune Editor
  • Updated: February 15, 2009 - 7:07 AM

If you've read Gail Rosenblum and Jon Tevlin, you'll know why we've tapped them for these new roles.

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jonnyrockFeb. 15, 09 9:03 AM

Welcome aboard. Is this addition by subtraction, e.g., Nick Coleman's long goodbye?

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lsorens1Feb. 15, 0910:11 AM

"but I think readers will enjoy them both immensely" All 2 readers that still buy this rag, those two?

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Bill8927Feb. 15, 0910:57 AM

You bring an optimism and a willingness to listen to different voices that is a welcome change from so much of the Strib's usual cynical left-wing content. As for Jon Tevlin, his piece today strikes me as well, cynical left-wing content.

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dudeman612Feb. 15, 0911:15 AM

they will be just fine!

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rspauldingFeb. 15, 09 1:30 PM

These days the Strib prefers the likes of James Lileks, the vapid, the centro-conservative corporatists, and the unperceptive. And signs suggest that's what we'll get here. God forbid anyone challenge the notion. Too bad Minnesotans are still looking for voices that tie our history as a progressive state to our future as a progressive state. The Strib increasingly renders itself irrelevant to its base of readership. It's increasing irrelevance combined with its idiotic debt load make a person wonder whether the publishers are stupid, or just ideologues masquerading as newspaper owners.

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holstjFeb. 16, 09 9:45 AM

Looks like Nancy Barnes is continuing with her policy of re-arranging the chairs on the Titanic while ignoring a significant portion of the metro readership by pushing the entitlement agenda of the Strib further to the left.

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securpoFeb. 16, 09 2:24 PM

I have always enjoyed Gail Rosenblum's relationship stories. She does seem to have a fresh, interesting perspective. Not to take anything away from the other writers at the Trib, but her writing are is a breath of fresh air, after having waded through a stale and smokey room. In regards to Jon Tevlin, I have read his stories a little here and there, but there is one that really stood out. It was a travel story, in which I wanted to go to the place that he described in detail, once I read about it. For the life of me, I can't remember where it was, but I sure wanted to go there. (It was years ago that I had read the piece.)

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danielfbooneFeb. 19, 09 6:38 PM

So..No more Nick Coleman? Sad...

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givmeabreakFeb. 24, 09 9:06 AM

"He listens well, and people like to talk to him, so much so that they start telling him things they might not otherwise" -Nancy Barnes While Jon is an excellent writer, Ms Barnes continues with her "Star Tribunal and Local Enquirer" approach to journalism which is to promote writers she feels will trick trusting folks that tell "things they might not otherwise." Is this why many journalists are not among the trusted in society? Should we support this invasion of privacy and trickery by purchasing the papers that promote this? I do hope that Jon and the other good writers are able to rise above these questionable new ethics being promoted by the paper. Minnesotans deserve fair, unbiased, reporting. We can already buy the other at the checkout counter of our grocery story.

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