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.


5 Asian-American characters in TV comedies: How offensive were they?

Members of the Huang family in “Fresh Off the Boat” weren’t the first Asian-American characters to appear on network comedies. But watching predecessors didn’t always…


What our TV critic is watching this week: 'High Fidelity,' 'Washington,' 'Duncanville,' 'Road to the White House,' 'Year of the Rabbit'

Dance with somebody The TV version of “High Fidelity” may be set in contemporary times, but the series is clearly entrenched in the ’80s. When…


Why British TV detectives are superior to their American counterparts

America could learn a few things about detective series from the Brits.


Gay rights documentary 'Visible: Out on Television' deserves to be seen

A new documentary tracking television's treatment of sexual orientation should have its creators beaming with pride.


Why TV is obsessed with rebooting your favorite shows

Everything old is new again on the TV landscape.


Neal Justin: Oscars could have 'lost itself' a little more often

The Academy Awards would rather be safe than sorry — or spectacular.


CBS News anchor Norah O'Donnell wants to talk about more than politics

Norah O'Donnell may be based in Washington, but she doesn't want her newscast to be all about politics.


Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin debrief 'Homeland' fans for the show's final season

Showtime spy drama kicks off its eighth and final season Sunday with its plucky CIA agent protagonist in a position to help bring peace to Afghanistan.


8 actors who snagged Oscar nominations for playing real-life Minnesotans

If Renée Zellweger takes home an Academy Award on Sunday for her portrayal of Judy Garland, it will be the first time any actor has triumphed for playing a famous Minnesotan.


'BoJack Horseman' stumbles at the finish line

Viewers deserve a better conclusion to "BoJack Horseman."