Joel Abrams reports that Doug Franklin quit as head of the Globe today after just six months in the job. No specifics, but "differences" over strategy cited. Dan Kennedy posts Franklin's memo to Globe staff. And he posts John Henry's memo about how he and wife Linda will be assuming a more active role in running the Globe.
A federal judge has rejected a request by Joe Ligotti, who briefly did the morning drive-time show on WMEX in 2015, to block the possible sale of the station, which went off the air on June 30. Read more.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire Tribune Media Co. and two Connecticut TV stations for close to $4 billion.
The Boston Business Journal reports problems with the Globe's new printing presses in Taunton have caused problems at the Herald, which the Globe prints.
WBZ reports that Neil Chayet, who has been looking at the law for 42 years, is retiring.
Over four decades, Chayet has researched, written, and recorded more than 10,000 episodes.
The Dig is offering $500 in gift cards for information leading to the arrest, or just public shaming, of whoever is destroying its newsboxes in Downtown Crossing.
Even if he had no shred of decency, which appears to be the case, you'd think somebody from Boston would know better than to make jokes about people dying in an explosion hours after it happened.
I was all set to complain about Dan Shaughnessy returning to his stupid "tomato can" fixation in his piece yesterday about just how badly the Celtics did (sorry, Dan, the German for "tomato can" is not "tomato can"), but, no, if I'm going to get all ranty about a Globe columnist today, I'm going to get ired up about Mike Ross, because, unlike Shaughnessy, Ross really should know better. Read more.
Chris Wysopal reports the Globe has closed the incognito/privacy mode loophole that used to let people read unlimited numbers of articles online without a subscription.
Titanium Cranium shows us the small group of pro-measles anti-vaxxers who showed up in front of the Herald offices today to express their outrage at a Herald editorial accusing their Minnesota kin of putting Somali immigrants at risk by making them forego measles shots on the discredited theory they could cause autism.
No word if the Herald is planning an editorial in favor of fluoridation.
The Boston Business Journal reports that for the second time, a buyer has walked away from the Globe plant on Morrissey Boulevard that will soon be empty of people as the outlet moves its publishing operations to Taunton and its editorial and sales departments to State Street.
Oliver had a couple of choice words for the WGBH host on his way to making a point about net neutrality.
Boston Magazine reports Herald reporter Chris Villani was suspended three days without pay for tweeting something he'd found out during the Aaron Hernandez trial without an editor's permission; in response, other Herald reporters have just stopped posting anything on the network.
David Muir, who spent three years at Channel 5, anchored the ABC nightly news from an umbrella-covered platform at Faneuil Hall this evening - and Katie R was there to chronicle it. Don't worry, he wasn't here to cover some horrible disaster, just to give an address to the local Chamber of Commerce.
The Herald gets ahold of some glorious memos from a WCVB news exec ordering reporters doing outdoor liveshots to always be walking while they're talking - even if that means walking from "nowhere to nowhere."
The now former Fox bloviator got his start at the Boston Phoenix (yep), where, in 1974, he covered a talk by the director of The Devil in Miss Jones.
A copy of the memo to Globe staffers about the move to 53 State Street floats over Dan Kennedy's transom; staffers will start moving out of Dorchester in June. Shocker: They'll no longer be allowed to have their own min-fridges. Bonus: They will have access to a 12th-floor roof deck.