By - 7/11/13 - 7:24 am

WCVB this week sued Aereo, which recently began a service to let people watch Boston TV stations, charging the company is ripping off the station's valuable local programming.

In its suit, filed in US District Court, WCVB says other companies that rebroadcast its programs do so only after paying a fee.

Aereo's service undermines the purposes served by the Copyright Act by exposing copyright

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By - 7/4/13 - 11:53 pm

If you subscribe to the Globe, you may have seen Yvonne Abraham's inspirational column on Sunday about the 15-year-old Nigerian immigrant at the Orchard Gardens School in Roxbury who became a champion javelin thrower because of how he used to use spears to catch zebras.

Only problem, as Robert A. Blewett, a professor who spent time in Nigeria as a Fulbright Scholar, reports: ... Read more

By - 6/25/13 - 4:28 pm

WBZ announces it's giving Jen Brien the mike between midnight and 5 a.m.

"The Jen Brien Show" will be a mix of pop culture, current events, politics, and the comings and goings of people in New England. Brien replaces Steve LeVeille who retired last year.

By - 6/20/13 - 12:26 pm

No, OJ hasn't escaped and fled to Boston. Instead, our local action news units are busy chasing Aaron Hernandez in his white SUV in the greater North Attleborough/Foxborough area. Sox on the Brain reports:

Channel 7 just interrupted its own news report to show the white SUV in motion.

NECN posts an exclusive photo of the ten reporters not covering the Bulger... Read more

By - 6/13/13 - 4:07 pm

Well, the Times and real-estate brokers, that is. Look at the new name for Boston's southernmost neighborhood, though and tell me that isn't pretty close to how the locals already pronounce it.

Death before SoBo.

By - 6/10/13 - 8:58 am

Like Globies Shelley Murphy and Kevin Cullen, the Herald's Howie Carr can also watch the Bulger trial from the public seats, judge rules. Meanwhile, Bulger's lawyers want the trial delayed so they can investigate whether State Police gave a witness the same sort of protection Bulger allegedly got from the FBI.... Read more

By - 6/5/13 - 10:00 am

[float=right]IMAGE([/float]I'm going to guess Chris Faraone is, at least in part, talking about Doug VB Goudie, a former producer for Howie Carr. Doug is now a commentator, interviewer and... Read more

By - 6/3/13 - 11:56 am

John Berg notes the Globe put its story about police shooting and killing a bear in Newton yesterday on page 1, while it put its story about police shooting and killing a man in Dorchester yesterday on page B1.... Read more

By - 5/28/13 - 11:22 am

Because either they're not going to let the Globe and Herald dominate that part of the commentosphere any longer or they want to do a story on the ghastly people who post those horrid things.

By - 5/25/13 - 10:57 pm

Remember when talk-show hosts mostly weren't all angry, spitting screamers? The Orlando Sentinel reports the former WRKO host - and one-time Libertarian presidential candidate - died today in San Francisco. He was 72.

By - 5/6/13 - 11:48 am

A group of grateful Bostonians are throwing a party to thank local reporters who covered the Marathon bombings:

While CNN and Fox News were fumbling the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston's print, radio, and television reporters gave us accurate, up to date reports. National news rushed to be first, but Boston's locals beat them to the facts, reflected our collective strength and,

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By - 5/5/13 - 8:25 pm

The Media

Former Phoenix staffers Liz Pelly and Faye Orlove last week launched the Media, which they hope can alt up the Hub again, initially online, maybe some day in print. Even though they're online, they'll be following a print-like publishing schedule:

[S]oon you'll

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By - 5/3/13 - 2:52 pm

David Bernstein reports on himself. Can a Best of Boston Politicians list be far behind?

By - 4/27/13 - 8:27 pm

Slobby CNN

A disgusted citizen complains about W. Dedham Street in the South End:

News organizations left their trash and tape all over our sidewalks following coverage of POTUS visit to the Cathedral. Please fine all and have them clean up. Multiple tv stations are in violation and can

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By - 4/24/13 - 10:31 am

[float=right]IMAGE([/float] Leave it to the Boston Herald to use the recent tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing for politics, the politics of transitional assistance also known as welfare. Say what? What does domestic terrorism and welfare have to do with each other?

Well, yesterday the legislature on Beacon Hill was debating a budget and Republicans are, once again, trying... Read more

By - 4/13/13 - 8:32 pm

Boston Sports Media Watch reports on how Pete Sheppard ended his career at WEEI this evening.

By - 4/9/13 - 4:01 pm

Peter Kadzis at WGBH and Carly Carioli at

By - 4/3/13 - 8:30 am

Sour grapes at the Herald? With bonus gratuitous quote from some lawyer making accusations with no apparent facts behind them:

If he was a reporter on deadline and he's distracted and making phone calls and texting, then that's something that adds to his fault. You're not supposed to be distracted in a cab, you're supposed to focus fully on your job," said Douglas Sheff,

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By - 3/29/13 - 9:56 am

NPR and WBUR are announcing that the locally produced "Here and Now," hosted by the locally grown Robin Young, is expanding to four hours on July 1 - although she'll be joined by a co-host:

When the expanded program launches July 1, she will have a co-host, Jeremy Hobson, currently host of Marketplace Morning Report. Hobson began his career in journalism at the age of

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