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,... Read more
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... Read more
The 31-year-old LGBT newspaper says it's been hit by the decline in newspaper advertising revenue just like every other print outlet and hopes contributions could let it continue to offer print and online versions without a fee.
Update: Headline changed; see comment below from publisher Sue O'Connell.
Robert Ambrogi reports that WBUR's Open Court is no longer streaming live video from Quincy District Court. No money, natch.
Jill watched yesterday as some guy went down Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, hauling away Phoenix boxes.
You can read articles from what would have been this week's issue on the Phoenix site (scroll past the big box where the... Read more
Charles Pierce remembers the Phoenix:
What's the prayer of thanksgiving for a hundred days of fellowship, drunk on words, all of us, as though there were nothing more beyond the next word, the next sentence, the next paragraph locked into place? Please say that the muse is something beyond the balance sheet, something beyond technology. Tell me that sheâ€™s alive the way she once... Read more
EVEN UPDATIER UPDATE: Last week, boston.com ran a bogus item about Paul Krugman declaring bankruptcy.
UPDATE: It was the electronic edition of the Globe in which the story ran twice; not the ink-on-your-fingers paper edition.
Clear Channel's WXKS, 1200 AM, turns into Bloomberg Radio on Friday.
In addition to national and international financial news, Bloomberg Radio says it will provide "local news, traffic, weather and sports."
The beleaguered Hub tabloid continues to schadenfreude it up with today's epic adjectivally rich broadside at its competing broadsheet that ends with a quote from would-be publisher Ernie Boch Jr:
I feel it has lost its way over the last few years. I feel I have the right recipe to put it back on track.
Sadly, the little tabloid that could ran out of... Read more
As weather computer models churned late yesterday and spit out results that showed far, far less snow this weekend than originally predicted, some of our local forecasters braced for criticism. Some discussion on Twitter last night:
The Boston Business Journal reports the car dealer is looking at putting in a bid for the Globe.
First, Ken Doctor at Harvard's Nieman Journalism Lab, estimates the sale price of the Globe at $100 million to $150 million - yes, about a tenth what the Times pad for the paper (and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette) in 1993; takes a look at some of the Globe's strengths (a publisher who gets digital; a still robustly sized newsroom) and weaknesses (revenue).
And... Read more
Bloomberg News reports the Gray Lady has hired an investment firm to find a buyer for its New England unit, which also includes the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. The Times paid $1.1 billion for the papers in 1993 - about $1.7 billion in today's money.
Some insta-reaction via Twitter (also see: #WhenIBuyTheGlobe):
Next week, an exclusive look at that Gangnam Style craze sweeping the nation.
Poynter interviews new Globe editor Brian McGrory, who says the current boston.com/bostonglobe.com dichotomy is too confusing and that he plans to make people pay for all in-depth reporting on bostonglobe.com, while making the free boston.com "more social media, more community bloggers, hopefully edgier content."... Read more