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.


What our TV critic recommends this week: 'Ramy,' 'Somebody Feed Phil,' 'Lost Twin Cities,' 'Fuller House'

Teaching moments “Atlanta” may be TV’s edgiest sitcom, but “Ramy” is a close second. In the second season, Golden Globe winner Ramy Youssef tries to…


AMC's 'Quiz' looks at the coughing scandal that infected 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'

A new miniseries looks at how a cough infected the world's most popular game show.


Iconic Minneapolis comedy club adapts by staging live shows for Zoom audiences

The renowned Minneapolis club is adapting to a new world.


Behind the scenes at ABC's 'Nightline,' whose coronavirus coverage has made it must-see again

To cover the biggest story in its 40-year history, ABC's late-night show returns to its roots.


With new 'Nightcast,' KSTP-TV takes a deeper approach to 10 p.m. news

KSTP, Ch. 5, is taking a page from the “Nightline” playbook. The local ABC affiliate has adopted a new format for its 10…


Why HBO Max isn't yet worth more than $10 a month

A look at what the new streaming service has to offer.


Passengers for canceled 'Prairie Home' cruise won't get a full refund

Garrison Keillor's firm incurred nonrefundable expenses, says an associate: "When we're done, there will be zero left in the coffers."


Dennis Quaid gets personal on 'Dennissance' podcast and remembers his favorite films

The actor looks back on the best of his work that offers some solace.


Staff cuts at Minnesota Public Radio include veteran journalists

MPR News loses six staffers, including its news director, as part of a bigger round of job cuts.


'Clouds' movie, about Minnesota teen Zach Sobiech, will air on Disney streaming service

The film, which stars Sabrina Carpenter, Thomas Everett Scott and Neve Campbell, recently wrapped production in Montreal.