Boston Herald

By - 4/27/09 - 4:27 pm

The Herald is besides itself in outrage that Philip Markoff has no money and will get a public defender, maybe even two, that bastard.

What? Innocent until proven guilty? What? Even the broke have a Constitutional right to a lawyer? When did all this happen? It's an outrage!

By - 4/27/09 - 11:08 am

Down 13.6% from a year ago on weekdays, and 11.2% on Sundays, reports Media Nation (quoting Editor & Publisher). Will the Globe now be forced to reduce the rates that it charges advertisers?

By - 4/27/09 - 9:18 am

The Globe would never give us a photo of a rat in a Harvard sweatshirt.

Speaking of the Globe, though, does anybody know if the May 1 deadline means that the possible last ever edition of the Globe is April 30 or May 1?

By - 4/23/09 - 3:20 pm

What would the Herald be without its beloved adjectives? I've been reading up on the Philip Markoff case at BostonHerald.com, and here's their basic romance novel/suspense thriller back-cover summary of the players in this sad story:

Philip Markoff is brooding, seemingly clean-cut, clean-cut, dashing, cruel, hateful, creepy and strapping. As a teen-ager, he was geeky, nerdy and gawky but also all-American.

His fiancee is... Read more

By - 4/10/09 - 8:20 am

To explain why the Globe should die right this second. Guy sure knows how to nurse a grudge.

By - 4/7/09 - 9:09 am

Eileen McNamara reveals she is not a big fan of Times ownership of the Globe.

Meanwhile, the Herald, which gave McNamara some venting room, goes into hyper-turbo Globe coverage mode, which is probably more fun than writing about its own slow demise.

By - 4/5/09 - 9:41 am

It may seem like a twisted suggestion out of Dr. Moreau's "Island of Lost Souls" -- an action that seems to violate nature itself -- but in this new era of extraordinary business machinations, why aren't we talking about finding a way to merge the Globe and the Herald?

By - 3/27/09 - 5:11 pm

About half voluntary, the Herald itself reports.

By - 3/13/09 - 9:20 am

The Gals are greatly amused at what they consider pisspoor reporting by Adam Reilly and Dan Kennedy for daring to question some blogger's contention that the Globe will be out of business by year's end.

Dan Kennedy in turn is greatly amused that the Wingo Square denizens have yet to correct their own report that the Globe-will-fold post was published by Time... Read more

By - 2/27/09 - 7:44 pm

To 400 workers, in the hopes that 20 will actually take the paper up on it; publisher says paper is in the black for the current fiscal year.

By - 2/25/09 - 10:43 am

So Republicans held a protest against the proposed gas tax on the steps of the State House and a few people showed up.

But how few? The Globe reports several dozen people showed up. The Herald puts the number at two dozen in the headline and a more precise "25" in the story.

Ed. Note: The Herald seems to have replaced its initial story... Read more

By - 1/2/09 - 6:55 pm

As Boston's two major dailies head towards a seeming financial death spiral, it's time once again to ask whether they should be charging for access to online content.

When the computer age dawned, a "hacker ethic" emerged, holding that information should be free and accessible to all. (Steven Levy's fascinating book, Hackers, is especially recommended.) That ethic has permeated the Web, which in less than... Read more

By - 12/31/08 - 8:26 am

The Herald reports on the Starbucks bandit, says he is wanted for "a string of downtown robberies" on streets such as Newbury, Longwood and Brookline.

By - 12/18/08 - 2:15 pm

Remember the judge who won a libel suit against the Herald and then rubbed it in by using his official stationery to threaten Herald publisher Pat Purcell? The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today he was nothing more than a bully. Oh, sure, they didn't put it in quite those words, but the net effect is the same:

In sending the letters at issue, Judge

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By - 12/18/08 - 9:09 am

The Herald's Dave Wedge goes through Deval Patrick's 32-page wish list of infrastructure projects he hopes to have his pal Obama stimulate and finds several "potential pork projects," including:

$6 million to replace 20,000 trees damaged by "beetle infestation."

Nice use of quotation marks there, Dave. Never heard of the Asian Longhorned Beetle and how the feds are trying to prevent it from spreading... Read more

By - 12/11/08 - 9:17 am

Or did she just feel like taking it easy and tossing out a column on nudie teen pix that adds absolutely nothing to the discussion? She should leave the cranky-old-person stuff to Alex Beam - he's much better at it (although I do like the related poll that includes this option: "Nobody ever sends me sexy photos"). Maybe she's still getting over the journalistic... Read more

By - 12/9/08 - 2:58 pm

David Wedge picks himself up off the floor from the shock of learning that people who get out of jail aren't simply shot in the head and then dumped into the ocean and so sometimes actually manage to get jobs doing what they did before their convictions - such as working as truck drivers in the local movie business.

In any case, Adam Reilly... Read more

By - 12/2/08 - 1:09 pm

Sure, sure, that's pure speculation based on the news today that Herald publisher Pat Purcell is becoming executive chairman of the Ottaway Newspapers, which Murdoch got as a side dish when he bought the Wall Street Journal. The chain includes the Cape Cod Times, the New Bedford Standard-Times and the Portsmouth Herald.

"There is a great team in place at Ottaway. I think it's

... Read more
By - 11/30/08 - 8:02 pm

Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel reports that a couple of readers contacted him about a photo he took at a five-alarm fire on Prince Street in Cambridge last week: One thought the flames looked like Mother Teresa, the other thought they looked like the devil. Judge for yourself.

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