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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By - 3/28/13 - 3:47 pm

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.

By - 3/21/13 - 9:25 pm

Robert Ambrogi reports that WBUR's Open Court is no longer streaming live video from Quincy District Court. No money, natch.

By - 3/21/13 - 8:55 am

Hauling away the Phoenix

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

By - 3/15/13 - 12:59 pm

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 she’s alive the way she once

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By - 3/14/13 - 2:53 pm

Pre-glossy.Pre-glossy. See the last cover.Both the Dig and the Globe report the Boston Phoenix is shutting down immediately.

The Phoenix itself tweets:

Thank you Boston. Good night and good luck.

The Phoenix has been around since 1966. It had been hard hit in recent years... Read more

By - 3/11/13 - 7:41 am

EVEN UPDATIER UPDATE: Last week, 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.

Dan Kennedy reports today's Globe has a story about the fight over same-sex marriage that it also ran on March 8, 2012.... Read more

By - 2/27/13 - 12:27 pm

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."

By - 2/24/13 - 4:52 pm

Why didn't they run that book excerpt about Whitey Bulger in Love on Valentine's Day? Who doesn't love a good romantic yarn? OK, one in which the protagonist was busy choking one girlfriend to death in front of the other until an underling pulled him off her, but still.... Read more

By - 2/23/13 - 3:41 pm

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

By - 2/23/13 - 10:32 am

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:

By - 2/22/13 - 1:22 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the car dealer is looking at putting in a bid for the Globe.

By - 2/21/13 - 10:13 am

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).

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By - 2/20/13 - 3:29 pm

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.

Times press release.

Some insta-reaction via Twitter (also see: #WhenIBuyTheGlobe):

By - 2/18/13 - 9:45 am

Poynter interviews new Globe editor Brian McGrory, who says the current dichotomy is too confusing and that he plans to make people pay for all in-depth reporting on, while making the free "more social media, more community bloggers, hopefully edgier content."... Read more

By - 2/16/13 - 4:30 pm

Pynchonesque headline: A screaming

People are either loving the nod to Thomas Pynchon (specifically, the first line of Gravity's Rainbow) or hating it.

One person took issue not with the Pynchon reference, but with the subhead: "But it was not... Read more

By - 2/14/13 - 3:35 pm

Benzaquin, also author of a book on the Cocoanut Grove fire, was 90.