At the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a newsroom that’s gone from surviving to thriving

Kristen Hare  |  Poynter

Step into the new office of this old newspaper and it would be easy to assume the Minneapolis Star Tribune has moved fully into the present.

It has — at least physically. The Star Tribune’s offices in downtown Minneapolis are filled with light from walls of windows. There’s a news hub, quiet rooms, studios, even a wall that mimics the Northern Lights.

It’s not the coffee-stained, newspaper-stacked home of the Star Tribune’s past. And while the move last year came with some big upgrades, the newsroom is still evolving. But staffers aren’t starting over, and they’re not giving up on the print paper.

Instead, they’re building on something they clung to when things got pretty bad: the value of local journalism.

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