The New York Times examines how Sunil Tripathi, that missing Brown student, briefly became Suspect #2 online.
Amy Lord, white, female, 24, South Boston, 7/23: 11 stories, including an analysis of why she didn't run, a story about a neighborhood reeling in fear and a story in which reporters interviewed scared white suburban parents (including one who used to clip stories about urban murders to post on the family refrigerator).
The Boston Business Journal reports there are just three buyers left for the Globe: Members of the Taylor family, Red Sox magnate and yachtsman John Henry and the owner of a newspaper in Florida.
WCVB this week sued Aereo, which recently began a service to let people watch Boston TV stations, charging the company is ripping off the station's valuable local programming.
In its suit, filed in US District Court, WCVB says other companies that rebroadcast its programs do so only after paying a fee.
Aereo's service undermines the purposes served by the Copyright Act by exposing copyright... Read more
If you subscribe to the Globe, you may have seen Yvonne Abraham's inspirational column on Sunday about the 15-year-old Nigerian immigrant at the Orchard Gardens School in Roxbury who became a champion javelin thrower because of how he used to use spears to catch zebras.
Only problem, as Robert A. Blewett, a professor who spent time in Nigeria as a Fulbright Scholar, reports: ... Read more
WBZ announces it's giving Jen Brien the mike between midnight and 5 a.m.
"The Jen Brien Show" will be a mix of pop culture, current events, politics, and the comings and goings of people in New England. Brien replaces Steve LeVeille who retired last year.
No, OJ hasn't escaped and fled to Boston. Instead, our local action news units are busy chasing Aaron Hernandez in his white SUV in the greater North Attleborough/Foxborough area. Sox on the Brain reports:
Channel 7 just interrupted its own news report to show the white SUV in motion.
Like Globies Shelley Murphy and Kevin Cullen, the Herald's Howie Carr can also watch the Bulger trial from the public seats, judge rules. Meanwhile, Bulger's lawyers want the trial delayed so they can investigate whether State Police gave a witness the same sort of protection Bulger allegedly got from the FBI.... Read more
â€” Chris Faraone (@Fara1) June 5, 2013
[float=right][/float]I'm going to guess Chris Faraone is, at least in part, talking about Doug VB Goudie, a former producer for Howie Carr. Doug is now a commentator, interviewer and... Read more
Because either they're not going to let the Globe and Herald dominate that part of the commentosphere any longer or they want to do a story on the ghastly people who post those horrid things.
A group of grateful Bostonians are throwing a party to thank local reporters who covered the Marathon bombings:
While CNN and Fox News were fumbling the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston's print, radio, and television reporters gave us accurate, up to date reports. National news rushed to be first, but Boston's locals beat them to the facts, reflected our collective strength and,... Read more
Former Phoenix staffers Liz Pelly and Faye Orlove last week launched the Media, which they hope can alt up the Hub again, initially online, maybe some day in print. Even though they're online, they'll be following a print-like publishing schedule:
[S]oon you'll... Read more
David Bernstein reports on himself. Can a Best of Boston Politicians list be far behind?
[float=right][/float] Leave it to the Boston Herald to use the recent tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing for politics, the politics of transitional assistance also known as welfare. Say what? What does domestic terrorism and welfare have to do with each other?