When to Name Names

BY JACK EL-HAI Early in my writing of The Lost Brothers I considered an ethical question: In telling the story of the 68-year-old case of three young brothers who went missing in Minneapolis and have never been seen since, should I reveal the names of suspects who were never charged with a crime? There were … More When to Name Names

Laurie Hertzel series, final installment: While journalism has come a long way since my Duluth years, the fundamentals have—and will—stick around.

This is the final installment in our monthlong series by Star Tribune books editor and News to Me author Laurie Hertzel. The series has moved chronologically through Hertzel’s early years and adventures in writing to her adventures while on assignment at the Duluth News-Tribune to her post-Duluth years to the present state of journalism and … More Laurie Hertzel series, final installment: While journalism has come a long way since my Duluth years, the fundamentals have—and will—stick around.

Laurie Hertzel series, Part 5: When I Was … 38, and embarking upon a new career adventure.

When I Was … is a monthlong series that appears on this blog on Mondays throughout September. The series, by Star Tribune books editor and author Laurie Hertzel, moves chronologically through Hertzel’s early years and adventures in writing and while on assignment at the Duluth News-Tribune. You can find links to previous entries in the … More Laurie Hertzel series, Part 5: When I Was … 38, and embarking upon a new career adventure.

Laurie Hertzel series, Part 4: When I Was … 30 and stumbled upon the biggest story of my life.

When I Was … is a monthlong series that appears on this blog on Mondays throughout September. The series, by Star Tribune books editor and author Laurie Hertzel, moves chronologically through Hertzel’s early years and adventures in writing and while on assignment at the Duluth News-Tribune. You can find links to previous entries in the … More Laurie Hertzel series, Part 4: When I Was … 30 and stumbled upon the biggest story of my life.

The Accidental Journalist on MPR

Today on MPR’s Midmorning, Laurie Hertzel, author of News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist, chatted with Marianne Combs about her earliest reporting experiences at the Duluth News-Tribune and why good journalism will never go away. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/www_publicradio/tools/media_player/js/swfobject.js /**/In case you missed Hertzel’s book launch at The Loft Literary Center last week, here’s footage of … More The Accidental Journalist on MPR

Laurie Hertzel series, Part 3: When I Was … starting out as a reporter.

When I Was … is a monthlong series that appears on this blog on Mondays throughout September. The series, by Star Tribune books editor and author Laurie Hertzel, moves chronologically through Hertzel’s early years and adventures in writing and while on assignment at the Duluth News-Tribune. You can find links to previous entries in the … More Laurie Hertzel series, Part 3: When I Was … starting out as a reporter.

Laurie Hertzel series, Part 2: When I Was … 19

When I Was … is a monthlong series that will appear on this blog on Mondays throughout September. The series, by Star Tribune books editor and author Laurie Hertzel, moves chronologically through Hertzel’s early years and adventures in writing and while on assignment at the Duluth News-Tribune. You can find the first entry in the … More Laurie Hertzel series, Part 2: When I Was … 19