Media

Remembering a legend in Northwest media, Phil Sturholm

  Thanks to Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry, discussions have been underway about creating a standing exhibit on the rich history of Northwest TV…

Data dive: Fake Twitter followers abound in local politics, media

Like so much about Twitter, the prevalence of fake accounts on the service is a strange and mostly pointless thing to think about. But because I gravitate…

Independence Day: KPLU playing its own song

In a stunning feat, a community group has successfully purchased local NPR affiliate KPLU from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. The deal was announced Tuesday…

MTV’s ‘Real World’ returns to Seattle

During “The Real World’s” first stint in Seattle, one of its many detractors made a perfectly reasonable suggestion. “If you want to show the real…

KPLU reaches its massive fundraising goal

The news director of public radio station KPLU, Erin Hennessy, came from a family of funeral home owners in Spokane. As the future of the NPR affiliate…

After time in the wilderness, urban news media is finding its way

San Franciscans have had it with homelessness. The tents and trash in the city’s green spaces. The panhandling and harassment on the sidewalks. The jobless,…

In Seattle’s media landscape, everyone’s a startup

Seattle media is being significantly reshaped, undergoing the impacts of technological disruption every bit as significant as climate change. How people get, digest and disseminate…

Halfway through #SaveKPLU, big hurdles still loom

It was impossible to ignore the irony of last Thursday. On one side of town, a panel of local media giants – including Caryn Mathes of KUOW and Mara…

A guide to engaging Seattle’s vibrant ethnic media

How does one reach the Rising American Electorate? How does she message diverse communities? How can the messages be relevant and culturally competent? For many,…

New hope for saving KPLU

After KPLU was sold last month to competitor KUOW — with no guarantees of employment for KPLU’s staff — the station’s listeners, supporters and staff cried…

An exciting new chapter for Northwest public media

Dear friends, We’re writing today with thrilling news. Yesterday, Crosscut formally agreed to join with KCTS 9 Public Television under the umbrella of a larger,…

KPLU advisory board submits its appeal to PLU

Still angered by Pacific Lutheran University’s decision to sell it’s public radio station to the University of Washington, the station’s listeners want time to raise money…

New film ‘Spotlight’ argues for journalism that can take on a system

“We’re going after the system,” says actor Liev Schriber in the new film Spotlight. Playing the new editor at the Boston Globe, Schrieber is instructing…

Public station, private owners: KPLU sold amid university’s financial struggles

Substitute KPLU with the name of an uncle or a close friend, and Monday’s meeting of the radio station’s community advisory committee would have seemed…

Puget Sound’s public news landscape shrinks as KUOW buys out KPLU

This story has been updated. Two of the Northwest's public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW, will soon become one. Both organizations announced Thursday that Pacific…

Times or Stranger: Whose endorsement drives votes?

For voters seeking the ballot recommendations of Seattle media, but unwilling to sift through the many political and neighborhood blogs, there are but two options:…

Marcus Green is giving South Seattle a voice

Marcus Green is the recipient of Crosscut’s 2015 Courage Award for Culture. This year’s winners will be honored at the annual Courage Awards Breakfast on…

Viral Video: Louis C.K.’s “most offensive SNL monologue ever”

One tweet called it the "unfunniest, most offensive SNL monologue ever.” Another monologue viewer tweeted that her "heart aches for humanity" after watching it. Deadline.com said…

Gulf oil disaster film: The last word belongs to …?

The invisible in Margaret Brown’s documentary The Great Invisible (available on Netflix and online on PBS’s Independent Lens until May 21) refers to both the damage…

Viral Video: World’s Worst Mom

“Helicopter parents” is the term used to describe hovering, hyper-success focused moms and dads, but the parents featured on the Discovery Life channel program, World’s…

National Film Festival for Talented Youth spotlights female directors

The largest youth film festival in the world is happening this week in Seattle. The 2015 National Film Festival for Talented Youth, which opens on…

The Weekend List: Questlove, The Rep’s latest hit, Ira Glass & his dancing girls & more!

* Denotes items that are $15 or less Lizard Boy Seattle Rep has a bona fide hit on its hands and the has surely hugged…

Evan Flory-Barnes is Crosscut’s first City Superhero

Welcome to City Superheroes, the first installment of a regular column that highlights the powerful figures walking among us with the help of a (usually…

Excerpt: Exploring futuristic wildlife parks in ‘Edge of Dark’

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Crosscut writer Brenda Cooper's latest science fiction novel, Edge of Dark, in stores now from Pyr Books. …

The Weekend List: Instagram choreography, Southern grub & a celebration of prohibition

* Denotes items that are $15 or less Kate Wallich and The YC  Seattle’s Kate Wallich brings her physical, fast-and-twitchy and always-inventive choreography to On…