Media

By - 1/30/14 - 8:47 am

The City Council has stepped into a contract dispute between the Weather Channel and DirectTV, urging the two companies to settle a contract dispute that is frustrating DirectTV subscribers who would rather watch Jim Cantore than Harvey Leonard or Pete Bouchard.

The council yesterday unanimously approved a resolution by at-large Councilor Steve Murphy calling for a prompt end to the dispute.

Murphy called the Weather... Read more

By - 1/29/14 - 8:56 pm

Are you at a nonprofit that's overwhelmed by technology? Do you feel like the unimaginable pile of tech you're working with isn't quite paying off with less work? Is it frustrating that even with extensive data management tools at your disposal, you're not able to efficiently manage or create reports from your data?
Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training on... Read more

By - 1/29/14 - 4:53 pm

Susan Tran at WHDH has a pickaxe - and she's not afraid to use it.

UPDATE: Tran herself alerts us this isn't the first time she's wielded a deadly weapon in Quincy: Three years ago, she used a hatchet to chop a sub in half.... Read more

By - 1/29/14 - 4:02 pm

Patch, the once promising hyperlocal network, today took a scythe to its remaining workforce, laying off hundreds of employees.

Locally, Chris Orchard, editor of Somerville Patch, announced his layoff. The editors of the Belmont, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Braintree, Charlestown, Hingham, Jamaica Plain, Malden, Melrose, Milton, Roslindale, Waltham, West Roxbury and Weymouth Patch sites were apparently let go - all of their profile... Read more

By - 1/23/14 - 8:46 pm

The Bay State Banner is very angry with a Globe story questioning whether the city should ever have loaned the weekly paper $200,000.

The crux of the Banner's argument is that it never took city loans, because the loans - for which it's made one payment in four years - actually came from "the Boston Local Development Corp., a nonprofit corporation with an... Read more

By - 1/23/14 - 8:39 am

WCVB reports on his death at 74 from pancreatic cancer.

By - 1/21/14 - 8:22 pm

Deadspin analyzes the use of the word "thug" to describe Richard Sherman's post-game comments, finds Boston media led the country in using the term yesterday, almost entirely because of John "Little Joe" Dennis and Callahan:

In Boston, nearly all of its country-leading mentions of thugs came from the TV broadcast of WEEI's Dennis & Callahan, which at one point reached a peak of

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By - 1/19/14 - 10:16 am

Seems a member of the Fox commentariat was prattling on recently about how Estonia is now a better place than America because Estonians know their history, while Americans

Don’t even know why some guy in Boston got his head blown off because he tried to secretly raise the tax on tea. Most people don’t know that.

As Politifact and J.L. Bell point out, most... Read more

By - 1/13/14 - 3:15 pm

Peter Kadzis was announced today as senior editor of WGBH News and will focus on beefing up the station's online news coverage. Dan Kennedy posts the memo.

By - 1/12/14 - 10:31 pm

The Globe travel section yesterday ran an introduction to an exotic locale where both the shopping and the dining offer a break from the humdrum - and where the locals are friendly and, in many cases, able to converse with you in English.

There’s nothing ordinary about Jamaica Plain, or "JP" as it’s called, a dynamic Boston neighborhood located southwest of downtown.

Unfortunately,... Read more

By - 1/7/14 - 4:27 pm

The Globe's hired John Allen, who now covers the Vatican for the National Catholic Reporter:

[Globe editor Brian] McGrory said Allen, 48, will play “several roles of prominence. He will be a correspondent first and foremost. He will be an analyst on all things Catholic. He will also help us explore the very real possibility of launching a free-standing publication devoted to Catholicism, drawing

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By - 1/5/14 - 11:35 am

This just in from Channel 5 about a breaking-news alert sent out to users of its mobile app and to its Twitter followers:

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By - 1/3/14 - 2:37 pm

Wesley Lowery reports he's leaving the Globe to cover Congress for the Washington Post.

By - 1/2/14 - 1:59 pm

The New York Daily News reports that Chris Faraone, now at the Dig, yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department, alleging its officers beat him as he covered Occupation Wall Street for the Phoenix last year.

By - 1/2/14 - 12:40 pm

Channels 4, 5 and 7 all have reporters along the Scituate seawall this noon hour, reporting on the giant boulders that are all that separate the Scituate lighthouse from certain doom. Channel 7's Nicole Oliverio, though, was the only one standing right on the seawall, and she struggled against the wind to maintain her footing.

UPDATE: NECN also has a reporter at the Scituate seawall.... Read more

By - 12/30/13 - 11:29 am

"Blount smokes Bills; Patriots roll" is (or was) the headline for a story at Boston.com about yesterday's Pats victory:

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/2013/12/29/legarrette-blo...

Well, at least we know what they're smoking over at 135 Morrissey Boulevard...

By - 12/24/13 - 11:21 am

Today Monday December 24, 2013 is TOUCH106.1FM's year end fundraiser, the "TOUCHATHON TELETHON." The TOUCHATHON TELETHON began at midnight and will end tonight at midnight (12/24/13).

The goal of Touch106.1FM is to raise $24,000 in 24 hours through their telethon. If you donate $2000 to Touch 106.1FM, Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh has agreed to have dinner with you and a partner.


So if you
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By - 12/20/13 - 8:12 am
Globe Direct sucks

A disgusted citizen complains about how Globe Direct sucks by bespoiling Soley Street in Charlestown:

Can globe direct ever be stopped. Christmas came early on soley st where they gave several papers to each house, gave many to the sidewalk, and even gave some to the snow bank. Can they be fined for littering, or I am willing to recycle all of these as

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By - 12/18/13 - 7:47 am

On the front page of the Globe today, Dan Shaughnessy whines that he deserves to be treated like a real journalist even though what he writes about doesn't really matter. With obligatory sneer at the Internet and reference to a 20-year-old movie.

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