Media

By - 1/26/15 - 7:53 am

Blizzard TV bingo - Print out copies now so the whole family can play along (if you have suggestions for entries, add them as a comment here).

By - 1/20/15 - 5:04 pm

That might explain the 100 simultaneous Turing tests running in the discussion area on WBZ's hospital-shooting story.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 1/15/15 - 12:04 pm

John Henry's media company has shown boston.com associate editor Victor Paul Alvarez the door after honchos woke up yesterday to that story that boldly asked if anybody would notice if John Boehner actually had been poisoned, a source says.

In a tweet this morning, Alvarez let a picture tell a thousand words: He posted a photo of the underside of a bus.

Meanwhile,... Read more

By - 1/14/15 - 7:43 am
Boston.com Bohener assassination headline

Because assassination is always funny, amirite?

In its early days, Mad magazine used the tagline "Humor in a Jugular Vein." Apparently, boston.com is trying to adopt that, with the exception being that Mad was actually funny.

The question is: Would anyone have noticed? Stories about Boehner’s drinking have circulated for years. His drinking inspired a blog called DrunkBoehner, and in 2010 he brought booze back to Washington. Had

... Read more
By - 1/12/15 - 10:48 am

So, g, the tabloid supplement the Globe launched in 2008, is no more, with its stuff now showing up in a brand-new full-figured kind of regular section in the Globe. Comics were moved to the Metro section because where else are you going to put them?

Any thoughts from folks who still read the Globe on paper?... Read more

By - 1/9/15 - 8:23 am

How about it, kids, let's put on an Olympics! Whadaya say?!? That, in essence, is pro-business columnist Shirley Leung's argument today.

But Leung is answering the wrong question. Many people have no doubts Boston can pull off an Olympics. The question these folks are asking is whether it's worth the costs (and not just in money).

Also, Ms. Leung? The Big Dig might... Read more

By - 1/6/15 - 12:21 pm

You know things are bad when even New York news sites take notice of your affairs: We read today on Capital, a site that normally covers exciting developments in the Cuomo/de Blasio administrations, that two boston.com employees were summarily cashiered and shame-walked out of the newsroom after a Dec. 12 all-hands meeting over the Edelman/Sichuan Garden/T-shirt/not-a-racist affair on management's suspicion they were... Read more

By - 12/28/14 - 5:33 pm

Shortly after 5 p.m., Brian D'Amico reported:

Boston Fire just put out a fire in a rolling machine in the press room at the Boston Globe, under control.

H/t Ian Lamont for the headline.

By - 12/22/14 - 7:53 pm

THE BLAME GAME IS KILLING US! (USA)

It's so easy to point fingers
Play the blame game

He died, she died
Shot dead

So

Kill some cops
Shoot for the head
Remember your name
Gain some fame

It's easy to find a target
to hate

Easy to use race to bait

Blame the President,
Governors, Mayors
The... Read more

By - 12/18/14 - 3:08 pm

BostInno reports John Henry's media company has named Eleanor Cleverly as interim editor of boston.com. She'd been hired in September to oversee content for the company's "Digital Marketplaces division." She kinda replaces Hilary Sergeant, who'd been more or less acting as editor and who is being shuffled over to a new job as "senior editor."

Meanwhile, David Bernstein checks in with a detailed... Read more

By - 12/13/14 - 10:13 am

It's been a couple years since Joe Fitzgerald wrote about his house Jew, this woman in Brighton who so loves Christmas. This year, she's enlisted on the war on those nasty atheists who want to take the Christ out of Christmas.

By - 12/12/14 - 6:29 pm

Not just any T-shirt, of course, but that one making fun of the professor with the issue with his Chinese-food bill. Or so we hear from a little bird flitting about Morrissey Boulevard after a boston.com staff meeting this afternoon to explain why Deputy Editor Hilary Sargeant was not around.

BostInno, meanwhile, reports Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory is now pushing for marketing... Read more

By - 12/12/14 - 9:21 am

The Herald reports a Boston.com editor is in a bit of hot water for designing and trying to sell T-shirts mocking that Harvard Business School professor.

By - 12/11/14 - 11:44 pm

Memo to every writer everywhere who would write more than one sentence about recovering thug Mark Wahlberg: HE'S NOT FROM SOUTH BOSTON and he did his maiming and rock throwing in Savin Hill, which is in Dorchester, which is an entirely different neighborhood.

Last week, we had some Columbia Journalism School graduate at the Daily Beast proclaiming Wahlberg grew up in "the rough Dorchester... Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 9:42 pm

Oopsies:

Earlier tonight, Boston.com published a piece suggesting Harvard Business School Professor Ben Edelman sent an email with racist overtones to Sichuan Garden. We cannot verify that Edelman, in fact, sent the email. We have taken the story down.

I ran a post that was based on that story, which I've taken down as well. The site retracted the article after local writer Luke... Read more

By - 12/5/14 - 8:43 am

No, don't be silly, not the Globe. The Jamaica Plain Gazette opines:

It is rare that we advise saying “absolutely no” to a project. But the Olympics bid is breathtaking in its dubious assumptions, potential negative impacts, and sleight-of-hand “process.” Thus far, saying no is all that has worked. Thanks to those saying it loudly and often.

... Read more
By - 12/2/14 - 1:26 pm

It is back to school time for SCATV members of all ages. The Winter session of our media production classes are now available for registration.
You can find the complete listing with registration online here: www.scatvsomerville.org/classes.

Besides the basic classes in Studio Production and Directing, Using a DSLR for Video, and Field Production and Editing with Final Cut Pro X,... Read more

By - 11/27/14 - 9:40 am
Hacked home page of boston.com

Saul B. was among those who noticed a hacked boston.com home page this morning. The Guardian reports the Syrian hackers didn't actually break into boston.com's servers but instead attacked the domain registrar used by a "content distribution network" affected sites use to speed delivery of such things as images and ads.... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 4:01 pm

Garrett Quinn gets the scoop on Matt Gross's resignation, not even two months after he moved up here from New York to take the job running the not-the-Globe site.

By - 11/22/14 - 12:39 pm
Tom Doyle

Mark Watson reports the station let go Tom Doyle, responsible for the parody songs and "Men from Maine" bits on the show and is further slashing humor and music to emphasize unfunny talk, which is dirt cheap, apparently.

According to his bio, already purged from the WROR Web site, Doyle has done more than 300 "Townie Tunes" for the station, including "Charlestown," done... Read more

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