Aformer Herald staffer expounds on the dying art of good headline writing (also, Atex, but that's likely to be of interest mainly to former ink-stained wretches).
Neal Gaffey spotted a newly Denver-booted Sports Hub SUV on Canal Street today.
A fed-up citizen provides evidence of just how trashy the news business is these days, with a complaint about the news crews covering the Tsarnaev trial:
The news trucks covering the courthouse leave all of their trash in trash bags on the sidewalk even when they leave their vans unattended for weeks at a time. The trash bags rip open and the trash goes everywhere. This has been going on for months. I have called the news stations and reported this to the city and no one has done anything. I walk by this everyday on my way to work. I have many photos of this disrespectful behavior.
Dan Kennedy reports that WFNX refugee Henry Santoro is leaving phoenix-from-the-ashes RadioBDC to become a news anchor at WGBH radio.
He joins fellow ex-Phoenicians Peter Kadzis, Adam Reilly and David Bernstein - and Kennedy himself, a regular on the station's Beat the Press.
The sheer awfulness of Noah Feldman's nostrum culpa really needs to be seen to be believed: He links the Hernandez and Tsarnaev cases and concludes that we're to blame, for Hernandez at least, because Bostonians like sports too much.
It would be easy to say that we Bostonians aren't implicated in Hernandez's crimes, because we were ignorant of them. But that seems much too easy.
Several eggs, actually. Jesse Haley gives us a bird's-eye view of the roof of WGBH in Brighton, newly furnished as a goose nursery.
Mark Katic, who started at WBZ in 1999 by filling in on sports reports, then moved to news reporting and anchoring, died today, colleagues say.
Lana Jones, a fellow NewsRadio reporter, tweeted:
Remembering a warm, generous man who brought insight and unbridled enthusiasm to the WBZ newsroom. Rest in peace, Mark Katic.
He leaves his wife and daughter.
Sure, I could send e-mail to Globe Direct about how their circulars keep winding up on our porch (this morning, lovingly placed underneath some pruning shears on our porch - wouldn't want it to blow away, eh?), but I've taken a fancy to calling 888-MY-GLOBE because at least that way I get to cost them some money for the privilege of ignoring all my previous e-mails and phone calls about how I don't want their circulars.
Yeah, there is the annoying fact you'll be put on hold for a couple minutes, but, hey, that's why God invented cell phones that turn into speaker phones when you flip them over.
UPDATE: Judge bars one specific WHDH photographer from courthouse and jury.
WCVB reports the judge in the Aaron Hernandez case is considering banning Channel 7 from the courthouse after jurors reported one of its vans followed them yesterday and somebody inside took a picture of their license plate.
DronesX, a startup seeking to become the authoritative source on the burgeoning drone industry, is seeking a reporter to cover droney things in the Boston/Cambridge area. "Actors who look good on camera" eagerly sought, but they have to have reporting chops, too, and not be a human drone.
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."
David Ortiz writes a long piece about the PED accusations and how they haunt him to this day. And, of course, the Globe's own Shank is right in the middle of it all:
In 2013, I came off the DL and started hot. My first 20 games I was hitting like .400. And the reporter with the red jheri curl from The Boston Globe comes into the locker room says, "You're from the Dominican. You're older. You fit the profile of a steroid user. Donâ€™t you think youâ€™re a prime suspect?"
A staffer at one of Boston's finer TV newsrooms has started chronicling the phone calls they get.
Caller: Is it true that someone can live in your house w/o you even knowing?â€¦and the body can turn into something else? Me: I have to go.
Ed. note: As a recovering ink-stained wretch, I can vouch that newspaper newsrooms get the same kind of calls.
Eric Ballard spotted a CNN truck parked in South Boston (for the Tsarnaev trial?), and the trash bag its crew apparently left in the street - and a note from an outraged citzenry informing the network to cut that crap out, right this second.
Programming Spotlights: Watch on Ch.3 or online
Here are some SCATV programs featured for March. All shows are also streamed live on our website at www.scatvsomerville.org/watch.
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