There's probably a good reason why, as Erica Fletcher shows us, NECN's Sue O'Connell brought a rabbit to City Hall to interview people voting early, and just as soon as we find out what it is, we'll let you know (Update: And we do, in the comments below).
Jeff Lawrence, owner of the Dig, alerts readers he's getting ready to pass the paper onto "the next generation:"
One thing I’m considering very seriously, though, is selling the business to a non-profit and making the paper a not-for-profit venture. Not that it ever generated a profit anyway, but the idea that independent journalism should be free and unfettered from ad dollars is extremely appealing to me, and I imagine the reader as well.
WBZ was having its issues this afternoon, or, as Barry Burbank put it:
Problems At The Transmitter! OUCH!
He added he's "highly confident" the problems will be fixed before the Patriots game tomorrow.
The Krafts think the old Bayside Expo Center, now owned by UMass Boston, would make a great location for a Revolution stadium. And Shirley Leung, on the rebound from the Olympics, swoons.
Some may say I have never met a stadium I didn’t like. But I really like this one. What’s most exciting is the opportunity to build something different in a part of the city that could use an economic jolt. It’s not another strip mall, big-box retailer, or luxury condo tower — and that’s a good thing.
Bidding for the sprawling Olympics tore the city apart, but a Dorchester stadium could be the project that brings everyone together.
A reader of GateHouse's Transcript took a look at the annual circulation form in the paper the other week and was shocked to see how few people now take the paper: In a neighborhood of roughly 30,000 people - about 12,000 households - barely more than 200 people now subscribe (and only 8 people bought it at a newsstand).
WGBH and Yankee Magazine begin filming this month on a new series aimed at highlighting the, well, main streets and back roads of New England, only with a different theme song - and aimed at a national audience. Read more.
From Thursday, October 13th to Friday, October 21st, Boston’s fifth annual ski, snowboard, surf, mountain bike, whitewater kayak and outdoor lifestyle film festival takes place at The Greatest Bar, Brooklyn Boulders, and Naco Taco. This six-night festival showcases several of the world's best outdoor lifestyle films, including award-winning films from Patagonia, Red Bull Media House, Level 1 Productions, Anthill Films, and more.
Seems its new offices at 53 State St. need more work than expected, so the Globe is staying in Dorchester until mid-year, the Boston Business Journal reports.
Channel 25 reports: Mouse reportedly caught in Mass. Governor's office, released outside.
Now, glass houses and all that here at UHub Action News, where we've never met an "allegedly," we didn't like, but then Channel 25 goes on to make sure we know there could be another side to this story:
BOSTON - A mouse was allegedly caught and released in Governor Charlie Baker's office Tuesday morning.
Just ask WBZ's Steve Burton.
And not just because they're laying off more people. Dan Kennedy reports that in addition to shrinking the staff, again, GateHouse New England has decided it no longer likes the word "reporter." He quotes from a muckymuck's memo:
Accompanying our reorg will be new job titles (and descriptions!) that better describe the role of a multimedia journalist or editor in 2016. For instance, reporters use a burgeoning bag of tools to create multi-layered multimedia stories. Although “reporter” is tried and true, it’s important to signal our dramatic shift in newsgathering, both to our internal and external audiences. Please see your EIC - soon to be known as a Regional Director of News & Operations - for additional details.
EIC is, of course, "editor in chief," so looks like no role at GateHouse for Perry White or J. Jonah Jameson, either.
The Herald reports WHDH is saying enough with this NBC nonsense and will start airing 87 hours of news a week in January - when it loses its NBC affiliation.
News-weary Channel 7 viewers will get a break between 8 and 9 p.m., when the station will air "Family Feud."
The two settled their differences a few hours ago, so now local DirecTV customers can watch the rest of NBC's Olympic coverage.
I’d read enthusiastic reviews of the creme brûlée, and hoped it would turn the mood. Unfortunately, the brulée tended more eggy than creamy without a hint of vanilla, and was disappointingly runny under an anemic burnt top. I’m not sure when confectioners’ sugar was last considered a culinary flourish, considering that it comes in a $3 box at Star Market, but someone in the kitchen thought a couple shakes would look nice. Unfortunately, much of it went up my nose when I took the first bite.
When's the review of Durgin-Park?
Dan Kennedy reports GateHouse Media, which owns most of the suburban papers in eastern Massachusetts, is offering buyouts to workers.
WCVB reports the veteran sportscaster is recovering from surgery for a brain aneurysm.
New England One reports newsroom staffers were strongly encouraged to rearrange their schedules to for a motivational session yesterday.
WGBH reports newsroom reinvention may have a price. The layoffs would be in addition to the 19 positions being left unfilled after people left recently, either through buyouts or because they just wanted out.
New England One reports conditions and ratings at WFXT are so dire its new corporate overlords are bringing in non-stop consulting to figure out what else to do besides changing the colors of the news studio.