Best breaking-news coverage in 2013.
Neither the Globe nor Kirsner have a problem with him running forums that rake in money from local high-tech entrepreneurs of the sort he writes about as a freelancing Globe columnist, but the Boston Business Journal noses around.
You can see it at mobile.boston.com.
Bill Marx pledges his support for an FCC effort by the Committee for Community Access to get 'GBH's radio license pulled over the way it dumped jazz and other musical programming when it decided to try to bust WBUR's near monopoly on the giant local market for NPR news and information:
Has the duplication of reporting muscle brought about a cornucopia of investigative... Read more
The Globe made it kinda, sorta official today: boston.com is becoming their BuzzFeed/Huffington Post/Upworthy clone - people who want straight news should head immediately to bostonglobe.com.
The move's been in the works for some time now. First came the slide shows and the listicles. The Globe recently hired a couple of reporters to do pretty much the same thing I'm doing here with social-media scouring... Read more
UPDATE: Herald stands by story, calling it "not only excellent, but important, leading as it did to a Department of Corrections investigation and certain reform measures."
Chris King, who has been reporting on Joanna Marinova's lawsuit against the Herald in Suffolk Superior Court, reports the jury today found for Marinova in her claims that the Herald and reporter Jessica Van Sack libeled her... Read more
Jess Critcher begs to differ:
Ugh what's up with @DigBoston's creepy cover art? #upskirt + #mbta is gross & scary, not "bad ass."
This is a real problem! Please don't trivialize #streetharassment... Read more
Hnasko addresses an open tweet to the Tab:
I followed your advice and I was 2 hours late to work!
Part of the effort to try to convince WGBH to drop David Koch as a trustee over his stand on climate change.
The Boston Business Journal reports.
The Boston Business Journal interviews Charlie Kravetz, WBUR general manager.
Poynter posts the memo from Globe editor Brian McGrory. Most immediate impact: You'll be able to read up to 10 Globe stories a month before being hit up for a subscription. Also announced: A bunch of staff changes and additions for the Globe's new Catholic and high-tech sites.
WBZ has hired former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis to provide analysis on security on stories such as the trial of the living Tsarnaev brother and the running of the Marathon.
Andrew Teman illustrates the brutal and short life of a Globe Direct bag, at least the ones that are lobbed at the houses of people who care what their streets look like.
We'd gone several weeks without a Globe Direct dropping landing on our property, and were feeling pretty good about that. But when I opened the front door today, there was one of... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports the hemorrhaging hyperlocal network has rehired the Framingham Patch editor it laid off along with most of its other editors a few weeks ago.
Ed. note: Over the past couple of weeks, I've unsubscribed from all the Boston-area Patch Twitter feeds I'd been following. Was getting annoying seeing the same exact headlines about horrible California murders from these "local"... Read more
Boston Magazine does an interview through e-mail with John Henry on his thoughts on saving the Globe and journalism. Among other things, he acknowledges plans to sell the Globe's 16 acres on Morrissey Boulevard, move the Globe to "a smaller, more efficient and modern facility in the heart of the city."
Also noteworthy: More details on Henry's specific plans for the Globe and boston.com,... Read more
Nobody wants to say, but whatever it was, it was enough to get the company to pull all its ads off WEEI.