Media

By - 2/20/14 - 6:23 pm
Globe Direct sucks

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

By - 2/20/14 - 9:57 am

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

By - 2/18/14 - 2:18 pm

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

By - 2/14/14 - 7:47 am

Nobody wants to say, but whatever it was, it was enough to get the company to pull all its ads off WEEI.

By - 2/13/14 - 5:38 pm
Steve Cooper in a backhoe

Every storm now, Steve Cooper tries to up the ante of just what stunt he'll pull to show us that he is, in fact, braving the elements. Standing on the top of a giant heap of snow? That's so last storm. Angela captured him today standing atop a snow mound, in a backhoe.

By - 2/8/14 - 6:00 pm

The Cambridge City Council on Monday considers a proposal to have the city manager try to get the Globe to stop littering the streets with those Globe Direct circulars that many residents never asked for in the first place.

The proposed measure, sponsored by councilors Leland Cheung, Marc McGovern and Dennis Carlone, says the red plastic bags the ads come in is turning... Read more

By - 2/7/14 - 11:00 pm
By - 2/7/14 - 10:03 am

Last night, Kathy Cahill reports, some guy in his 20s knocked on her door in Roslindale and said he was soliciting donations for WGBH. WGBH? "Fraudulent?" she asked.

"We really are coming to your door!" WGBH enthuses.

The station has joined the ranks of politicians, cable companies and Jehovah's Witnesses and unleashed a brigade of door-to-door solicitors, "reminding our neighbors of the... Read more

By - 2/5/14 - 9:33 am

While most of her outdoor colleagues were busy with rulers and snow brushes and snowballs this morning, WCVB's Antoinette Antonio just stood in the snow and reported what she saw around her.

Antoinio, who arrived in Boston a few months ago from Albuquerque, explains her reticence to get up close and personal with the white stuff:

Why ... you already know what snow

... Read more
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

... Read more
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

... Read more

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