Eric Ringham

Eric Ringham

Editor, MPR News
Minnesota Public Radio
eringham@mpr.org
(651) 228-4955

Eric Ringham is an editor for Minnesota Public Radio News. Before coming to MPR Ringham was commentary editor for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, where he developed the weekly Opinion Exchange section and daily blog. He was twice elected president of the Association of Opinion Page Editors and served on the board that accredits journalism schools, representing the National Conference of Editorial Writers. Ringham teaches opinion writing as an adjunct faculty member in the Masters of Advocacy and Political Leadership program at the University of Minnesota Duluth, has taught at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and moonlights as a voice actor and stage actor. He lives in Minneapolis.

Eric Ringham Feature Archive

Monopoly
Hasbro opens the door to so-called house rules. (The Daily Circuit, 04/18/2014)
Cathedral of St. Paul
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. (02/19/2014)
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An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status. (02/19/2014)
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said authorities had investigated whether officials of the Twin Cities archdiocese had failed to report suspicions of abuse in a timely way. He said that while he continued to be troubled by the church's communication practices, he had found no evidence that might persuade a jury. (01/29/2014)
Internal financial reports show the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for years spent millions of dollars dealing with clergy misconduct. It created a system that allowed church leaders to remove priests accused of misconduct without attracting attention. But it also left the church vulnerable to embezzlement. (01/23/2014)
Harry Walsh wasn't included on a recent list of priests 'credibly accused' of sexual abuse. Church leaders knew his history, yet allowed him to continue working in parishes until the fall of 2011. Today Walsh teaches sex education to troubled teenagers and vulnerable adults in Wright Co., Minn. (12/19/2013)
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Dec. 17 that Archbishop John Nienstedt voluntarily 'stepped aside from all public ministry' while police investigate a claim that he touched a boy on the buttocks in 2009, an allegation the archbishop denies. (12/17/2013)
A detailed look at the priests named by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as clergy with credible accusations of child abuse against them. (12/06/2013)
Something about Dealey Plaza is a letdown. You could pass right through it and never know that this was where a president lost his life. (11/21/2013)
Patients are served best, he says, by doctors who strive to do neither too much nor too little. (The Daily Circuit, 08/19/2013)
Governor says he didn't choose the Wilfs as business partners, and they don't measure up to Minnesota standards of integrity. (The Daily Circuit, 08/14/2013)
Former Gov. Arne Carlson has leveled an incendiary charge at his beloved University of Minnesota. (04/08/2013)
Gender discrimination in science has been around a long time. Even so, woman scientists have made their mark. Here are eight names to know. (The Daily Circuit, 03/17/2013)
Computer-generated images have become a staple of modern movies. But at what cost? Some critics think an over-reliance on CGI has undermined the art of film. (The Daily Circuit, 03/12/2013)
Launched a year and a half ago amid disappointment at the Legislature, the effort to defeat Minnesota's marriage amendment succeeded this week after amassing millions of dollars, a broad spectrum of backers and a focus on religious faith and personal conversations. (11/09/2012)