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.
The Globe's appended this to Dan Shaughnessy's column about Orsillo:
Clarification: Because of a reporting error, an earlier version of this story made reference to signs being confiscated at Fenway Park. The reference has been removed because the Globe could not independently verify that any signs were confiscated at the ballpark. ...
Via Dan Kennedy.
Dan Kennedy tries to find out.
Yes, the movie on how the Globe Spotlight team took on Bernie Law is coming out soon.
You can also read the Phoenix story that actually broke the news before the Spotlight team.
Jim Romenesko posts the memo from Editor Brian McGrory, which also says that part of a greater push to digital will mean turning copy editors into "multi-platform editors."
No, not Shank - he claims to be happy. We're referring, of course, to Shirley Leung, whose post-Olympics column is petulant, exasperated, cranky. We can almost picture her, head down on the bar as she orders up another shot and complains about those ungrateful wretches she's forced to share an area code with.
The Globe tweeted this breaking news today.
Mike Deehan aims to fix that.
Somerville yesterday asked a federal judge to keep the state from making it hand over the names, addresses and phone numbers of Somerville residents with parking permits to a Globe reporter. Read more.
When do you suppose the Globe will pick up on the Herald's exposÃ© of the Patrick administration's $27M
slush trust fund? I mean, it's been five days now since the story broke.
The latest in a series of editorial calls to action on how the Olympics can reshape every single facet of life in Boston.
It's no secret that kids need to eat their vegetables to grow up strong and healthy and become productive members of society. And yet, so many Boston children refuse to eat their kale and their lima beans. We are, frankly, at risk of producing a generation of neurasthenic adults, barely able to get off their couches, let alone turn Boston into the world-class city it deserves to be. Read more.
Oh, my, we haven't had a good local media slapfight recently. But Globe Editor Brian McGrory today broke out one of his finer white linen gloves and slowly, dramatically slapped it across the face of CommonWealth Executive Editor Michael Jonas, who had the temerity to criticize Shirley Leung's repeated exhortations to Bostonians to stop acting like a bunch of goddamned cry-baby 2-year-olds, buck up and support those Olympics and be snappy about it.
Jim Romensko posts a copy of McGrory's outraged missive to the publisher and editor of CommonWealth about how Jonas wouldn't recognize an open mind like Leung's - why, she's criticized John Fish, well, that one time, anyway! - if it bit him in the ass, probably because he and CommonWealth are sexist pigs who resent a keen intellect like Leung's, which eagerly challenges the conventional wisdom and is so much keener than Jonas's that Jonas should just move to Texas or something.
Here's hoping Jon Keller posts a copy of the acid-dipped riposte McGrory no doubt sent him as well for his Leung missive.
Itâ€™s true that the media is typically biased toward alpha males, and has looked the other way as thousands of them have been marginalized in the press; but if we learned anything from todayâ€™s report in the Globe, itâ€™s that Division I athletes are some of the most oppressed people among us.
Now shut up and help poor John Fish get the Olympics and fix the T so we don't become a global laughingstock, Shirley Leung admonishes.
The Globe has taken down the online version of a travel story from last weekend about how Cleveland rocks and replaced it with this statement:
A recent travel story about Cleveland, Ohio, has been removed because the reporting practices did not meet Globe standards.
The article (attached below, thanks to a roving UHub Globe reader) extols Cleveland attractions the traveler should not miss and alerts us that locals call Cleveland "the Cle."