Columnist/Reporter | Media

Neal Justin covers the entertainment world, primarily TV and radio. He also reviews stand-up comedy. Justin is the founder of JCamp, a non-profit program for high-school journalists, and works on many fronts to further diversity in newsrooms.

Justin is currently president of UNITY, co-chair of the Star Tribune News Guild and teaches at Minnesota State University. He is a former governing board member of the Asian American Journalists Association and Minnesota chapter president for AAJA.


'Nomadland' finds a home at the Golden Globes

The Globes often serve as a signal as to who might wind up with a more coveted Oscar nomination.


A new SpongeBob movie, RBG, 'Debris' and other things our TV critic is watching this week

Notorious RBGThere's already been a feature film and a top-notch documentary celebrating the contributions of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but that shouldn't stop you from checking…


Child star disaster stories abound. How did Punky Brewster avoid that fate?

Soleil Moon Frye's love for her '80s kid sitcom character helped keep her sane.


Former KQRS personality John Lassman replaces controversial St. Cloud radio host

St. Cloud morning show is trying to recover from an incident that led to its last host's resignation.


'Superman & Lois' and four other shows our TV critic is watching this week

Change is gonna come"Soul!," the PBS program that celebrated African American dance, music and literature in the late '60s and early '70s, doesn't get mentioned…


You may never watch a Woody Allen film again after seeing 'Allen v. Farrow'

An HBO documentary makes a devastating case against the filmmaker.


'Ellen' show pays tribute to terminally ill Falcon Heights teacher

Kelly Klein will also receive $20,000 for medical bills and a vacation.


A new sitcom from Kevin James and four other shows our TV critic is watching this week

No deal"Cherries Wild" wants to appeal to the same viewers who played "Deal or No Deal," but this time the centerpiece is a three-story slot…


NPR grants 8-year-old Minneapolis boy's wish for more dinosaur talk

Leo Shidla thought that not "All Things" were being considered on NPR's flagship show. "Cool things," for one.


Is it time for Kenan Thompson to leave 'Saturday Night Live'?

It may be time for one of late-night's most beloved comics to move on.