Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ideas Worth Pursuing

Suggestions for MPR's Bob Collins

According to the MPR website Bob directs MPR's foray into online journalism.

From flame-war earlier today on Twitter:

@NewsCut I've got a post up, Bob. Feel free to comment there. I'm sure everyone else is sick of this by now. Ciao.


Collins, Bob Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 4:51 PM


Hi Bill:

Thanks for your comment. From time to time I post on News Cut that I'm looking for ideas from people about people they know who I should write about. I don't recall hearing from you on this but it sounds like you may have someone in mind or, at least, some ideas worth pursuing. I'd love to hear about them.


Bob Collins
Writer, News Cut
Minnesota Public Radio

Please note: Because I write a blog about the news, I often communicate via e-mail. When discussing news stories, I consider e-mail communication to be on the record unless correspondents specifically indicate it is not.


to "Collins, Bob"
date Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 4:56 PM
subject Re: News Cut

Most of the time, I enjoy your stuff. This piece just seemed so contrived, I was surprised...

We have a helluva mess over at the U of M. The more public scrutiny we have about what is going on, the better. Folks like you can make a difference because the Morrill Hall Gang is very concerned about their image, but not much else.




For some examples of Bob's recent hard-hitting work, please see:

For Sale: Stuffed Horse

No, not stuffed shirt, horse! Bob updates us on Trigger's status now that Roy and Dale have gone to the great round-up in the sky.


Bemidji Takes a Stand

An outstanding effort on the return of the pornographic beaver to Bemidji.

Oh well, summertime and the living is easy...

Bob also apparently doesn't believe in voting:

NewsCut @dbrauer This is why I often don't vote. It's not up to me. It's up to candidates to give me a reason to give a damn.

And this from one of our local professional journos?


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