Media

By - 12/13/17 - 9:50 am

The Herald's bankruptcy filing reports that among the debts the paper owes is an estimated $600,000 to the Boston Globe for "trade services," i.e., the cost of printing the Herald on its Taunton printing presses. Read more.

By - 12/11/17 - 8:15 am

WBUR self reports on Tom Ashbrook, the "On Point" host put on leave last week.

By - 12/9/17 - 11:28 pm
Steve Cooper with Devil Dogs

Local TV stations covered our first snowstorm of the season just like you'd expect: Reporters stood by the side of highways (I-93 in Andover seemed especially popular today for some reason), made snowballs, cleared off cars, climbed snow mounds and stuck rulers in the snow.

And then there was Steve Cooper on Channel 7. Not only was he next to I-93 in Andover, he reported while wearing snow shoes and goggles and holding ski poles - except for the moment captured by KMV, when he swapped out the snow poles for boxes of Devil Dogs and other pastries.

By - 12/8/17 - 6:51 pm

WBUR reports on its own Tom Ashbrook, host of the nationally distributed "On Point" talk show. Boston University, which owns the station, and station management would not detail the allegations.

Earlier:
The Globe's #metoo moment is here.

By - 12/8/17 - 3:42 pm
Herald logo

Herald Publisher Pat Purcell just announced the sale of paper to GateHouse Media - and the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of the Herald, Herald business reporter Bob McGovern reports. Purchase price: $4.5 million.

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By - 12/8/17 - 11:46 am

UPDATE: Globe report is out, says a male reporter propositioned a female coworker to sleep with his wife and that a mid-level sales manager made inappropriate comments to coworkers.

Dan Kennedy reports Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan spent an hour this morning talking about the sexual-harassment allegations floating around a recently departed Globe reporter and that the Globe itself is now working on a story about it: Read more.

By - 12/4/17 - 2:32 pm

Chris Faraone takes a dig at the Globe's recent coverage of our newest billionaire.

By - 11/22/17 - 4:58 pm

Peter Casey, who had been news and program director at WBZ-AM for 21 years, is out of a job today, less than a week after iHeartMedia took over the news station from CBS.

Dylan Sprague, iHeart's senior vice president for programming for the Boston region, announced the shakeup to staff in a memo today: Read more.

By - 11/21/17 - 9:18 pm

Nicole Dungca, a reporter at the Globe, posts a charming little Facebook friend request she wouldn't have gotten if her first name were Robert or Tom.

By - 11/13/17 - 2:56 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports WCVB has hired Duke Castiglione - son of longtime Sox radio announcer Joe Castiglione - as a reporter and weekend anchor.

By - 11/11/17 - 6:45 pm
Tomato cans

It just wouldn't be a Shaughnessy column without them.

Shaughnessy sure does love him some tomato cans. He mentions them every chance he can, like in his no doubt intensively researched, carefully crafted column today: Read more.

By - 11/10/17 - 12:57 pm

ComonWealth:

In a conversation with The Codcast, Adam Gaffin, the force behind Universal Hub, says things have changed over the years, with him now working the site full-time and covering City Council meetings and Licensing Board hearings.

“One of the things the mainstream media misses by not covering those meetings is a lot of the issues that come up in Boston percolate in the City Council,” Gaffin said. “A lot of their stuff is routine but there’s still stuff that keeps coming up.”

By - 11/9/17 - 9:38 pm

The Globe reports unknown hackers have unleashed large-scale "distributed denial of service" attacks against it that have taken down bostonglobe.com and its phone and content-management systems for parts of today and yesterday.

In DDOS attacks, hackers unleash armies of malware-infested personal computers to throw vast amounts of data at a particular target, taking it down until the site or its Internet provider figures out how to filter out the bad data packets.

By - 11/9/17 - 8:50 am

The Herald reports.

The news comes after listeners began putting their names ... Read more.

By - 11/8/17 - 1:45 pm

Last year, on Nantucket, the former WCVB anchor said today. WBZ reports.

By - 11/6/17 - 3:00 pm

Scott Fybush reports union officials representing staffers at WBZ 1030 are scheduled to meet with honchos from the Company Formerly Known as Clear Channel in Medford today, following Friday's Globe story about how the company will make workers re-apply for their jobs and sign a new contract if they're allowed to stay. Read more.

By - 11/3/17 - 9:15 am
Dump truck ensnared in power and cable lines in Hyde Park

Rick Macomber shows us the scene on Truman Parkway at Dana Avenue in Hyde Park around 4:50 a.m., after a dump truck unloading asphalt for the Truman repaving project took down power, phone and cable lines. Read more.

By - 10/10/17 - 10:56 pm

All Access reports CBS plans to sell or swap the AM news station (and also 98.5 FM) as it merges with Entercom. Entercom, meanwhile, will unload WRKO and WKAF (97.7 FM).