The Globe says it's gotten that no-paper thing down to just 5% of its home subscribers. It probably counts itself lucky that many of those are loyal readers who are complaining instead of just giving up - although who can tell, given complaints about how it's impossible to get through to Circulation to cancel these days. Read more.
In a column penned yesterday, Boston Globe tech reporter Hiawatha Bray has demonstrated that he lacks even a basic understanding of what net neutrality is or why it's important. I wonder how he'd feel if T-Mobile allowed unlimited browsing of bostonherald.com but charged for data in order to browse bostonglobe.com? You can read his column here.
He doubled down with an equally ridiculous tweet: Read more.
Channels 7 and 25 began exclusive reporting from a MassDOT salt pile in Weston yesterday evening, more than 30 hours before the anticipated arrival of what Channel 25 tells us "won't be a winter wallop."
Exhausted evening reporters who reassured us the state had plenty of salt were replaced this morning by fresh reporters, who reassured us the salt pile had not disappeared overnight and was ready to be put to use in the first winter storm of the season. Read more.
News One reports on the WBZ (and previously WFXT) reporter, says he's leaving for a job that will give him more time with his family.
Reporters at the Las Vegas Review-Journal connect some dots involving Russel Pergament, founder of the defunct Boston Now (and notes possible buyer Sheldon Adelson is, of course, a Boston boy).
Robert Ambrogi ponders the news that GateHouse Media, best known locally for its ownership of local weekly newspapers (with a few dailies in the mix) has bought the company that owns Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Look at this sign some poor Cambridgeport resident thinks will stop the plague that is unwanted bags of ad fliers.
Ed. note: What finally worked for us was a BBB complaint. Start the complaint process here (linked because you won't find Globe Direct at the Boston BBB site, because they're officially located in Millbury).
Reporters at WGBH perform songs about the Red Line.
The Somerville News Weekly reports on an apparent plot by at least one middle-school kid to buy guns and festoons its story with the above banner that relocates Somerville to somewhere in Europe. The Somerville Times posts a copy of a School Department alert that denies there's a terror threat in the city. The News retorts by charging the school superintendent has some "Gaul" to deny an impending massacre threat (yes, "Gaul").
Mike Beaudet, who left WFXT fulltime for a teaching position at Northeastern, is going back on air as an investigative reporter at WCVB. He'll continue to teach at Northeastern - and his students will help him investigate things.
Lucky for the Herald that the Inside Track was an entertainment column, not straight news reporting: The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today the Herald did not libel Donald Thomas Scholz in the Track's reporting on the suicide of Boston lead singer Brad Delp in part because the column's stock in trade was opinion, not straight facts.
Scholz, who founded the band Boston in the 1970s, sued Delp's ex-wife and the Herald, claiming they defamed him by blaming him for Delp's suicide. Read more.
Stat launched today. NiemanLab reports that while the site, which has 50 employees (compared to just 6 for Crux), is providing content to the Globe and is covering Kendall Square and the Longwood Medical Area, it's not limiting itself to local coverage - and could sign content deals with other media outlets.