More people are choosing Star Tribune, in more ways - print, mobile, tablet. Star Tribune is currently the 7th largest Sunday and 12th largest daily newspaper in the U.S. Only the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Washington Post reach more readers on Sundays.
Rene Sanchez was recently appointed Star Tribune's new editor and senior vice president. He is replacing Nancy Barnes, who has accepted a position as editor and executive vice president of The Houston Chronicle.
In his new position, Sanchez will lead Minnesota's largest newsgathering and reporting operation, with 265 full-time journalists. He will oversee all aspects of Star Tribune news and feature content across all platforms-including the 7th-largest Sunday and 12th-largest daily newspaper in the U.S., the most-visited Minnesota website, more than a dozen digital platforms, and 100+ social media channels.
"For nearly 10 years, Rene has been a dynamic journalist and respected leader in our newsroom," said Mike Klingensmith, Publisher and CEO of Star Tribune. "Through his superior reporting and editing, mentoring, and leadership, Rene has earned the loyalty and respect of the entire Star Tribune operation. We are extremely fortunate to have a journalist of his caliber to lead our newsroom."
Sanchez was recently interviewed by Tom Crann, Host of MPR's All Things Considered. Listen to the interview.
This week Star Tribune announced the winners of its fourth annual “Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota” program as determined by a survey of more than 64,000 workers across the state.
Results were announced in a special Sunday print publication read by nearly 1.4 million Minnesotans. The complete rankings, as well as features on many of the Top Workplaces, are available online at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces.
Winning companies use the Top 100 Workplaces designation in marketing and recruitment materials throughout the year. Is your company a Top Workplace? Get ready to nominate it for the 2014 awards. In the meantime, you can supercharge your recruitment efforts with a wide variety Star Tribune solutions. Ask us how. Contact Katy Hunter at 612-673-4187.
The Star Tribune on Wednesday won two National 2013 Edward R. Murrow multimedia journalism awards, including for overall excellence in online news for the third time in four years.
Photographers Jim Gehrz and David Joles won for best documentary, working with reporter Curt Brown on the multimedia project "In the Footsteps of Little Crow." The documentary looked at one of the darkest chapters in Minnesota's past, through the rise and fall of one Dakota leader during the U.S.-Dakota war of 1862.
The Star Tribune composite for overall excellence showcased video from summer flooding in the Duluth area to an investigative report on a war vet who tried to commit suicide, children at risk in Minnesota daycare facilities and brain trauma in former NFL athletes.
The Murrow Awards are granted by the Radio Television Digital News Association, the largest professional organization serving the electronic news profession. Since the award nominations opened to newspapers four years ago, Star Tribune has won a national Murrow award in the category of Local Online News Operation each year — the only newspaper in the country to do so.
Among the honorees from the Star Tribune:
Photography & editing: Bruce Bisping, Kevin Diaz, McKenna Ewen, Jim Gehrz, Matt Gillmer, Shari Gross, Jerry Holt, David Joles, Marlin Levison, Rich Tsong-Taatarii.
Reporters: Curt Brown, Mark Brunswick, Rachel E. Stassen-Berger, Colin Covert, Mark Craig, Jason Gonzalez, Baird Helgeson, Jean Hopfensperger, Neal Justin, Mike Kaszuba, Brad Schrade, Jim Souhan, Dan Wiederer.
Photo Editor: Deb Pastner
Senior Multimedia Producer: Jenni Pinkley