Media

By - 6/15/15 - 2:50 pm

When do you suppose the Globe will pick up on the Herald's exposé of the Patrick administration's $27M slush trust fund? I mean, it's been five days now since the story broke.

By - 6/15/15 - 6:28 am

A few weeks after he was dropped by WRKO, another radio network might put Limbaugh on the low-rated, low-powered Spanish-language WKOX, 1430 AM, RadioInsight reports, adding that to get him on the station, its owner will probably just ditch the Spanish programming.

By - 6/1/15 - 12:51 pm

The latest in a series of editorial calls to action on how the Olympics can reshape every single facet of life in Boston.

It's no secret that kids need to eat their vegetables to grow up strong and healthy and become productive members of society. And yet, so many Boston children refuse to eat their kale and their lima beans. We are, frankly, at risk of producing a generation of neurasthenic adults, barely able to get off their couches, let alone turn Boston into the world-class city it deserves to be. Read more.

By - 5/31/15 - 8:12 am

Mike Ball is a reporter type going way back, grew up in a household that had several papers delivered and is married to another reporter type, but notice from the Globe that it's raising home-delivery rates finally pushed him over the edge:

Read more.

By - 5/26/15 - 8:44 pm

Oh, my, we haven't had a good local media slapfight recently. But Globe Editor Brian McGrory today broke out one of his finer white linen gloves and slowly, dramatically slapped it across the face of CommonWealth Executive Editor Michael Jonas, who had the temerity to criticize Shirley Leung's repeated exhortations to Bostonians to stop acting like a bunch of goddamned cry-baby 2-year-olds, buck up and support those Olympics and be snappy about it.

Jim Romensko posts a copy of McGrory's outraged missive to the publisher and editor of CommonWealth about how Jonas wouldn't recognize an open mind like Leung's - why, she's criticized John Fish, well, that one time, anyway! - if it bit him in the ass, probably because he and CommonWealth are sexist pigs who resent a keen intellect like Leung's, which eagerly challenges the conventional wisdom and is so much keener than Jonas's that Jonas should just move to Texas or something.

Here's hoping Jon Keller posts a copy of the acid-dipped riposte McGrory no doubt sent him as well for his Leung missive.

By - 5/22/15 - 7:40 am

Everybody's favorite Olympic nag today reassures the USOC not to worry about us lying on the floor crying and screaming and slamming our little fists into the hardwood: We'll be back to our adorable selves after a good nap. Read more.

By - 5/20/15 - 7:46 am

Mediaite reports.

By - 5/19/15 - 1:20 pm

Boston Police report an early rising homeless man with a penchant for print got a different kind of ink on his hands last week: The kind they use down at D-4 for fingerprints. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 11:05 am

Wendy Blom, Executive Director of SCATV, sits down with Eric Fellinger, Board Chair of Union Square Main Streets, and Esther Hanig, Executive Director of Union Square Main Streets to discuss their grassroots fundraising campaign to help provide farm fresh food to Somerville neighbors in need of Farmers Market SNAP benefits. Support their endeavor: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/20...

By - 5/13/15 - 10:43 am

Help us dust off and unlock our community vaults! Join your neighbors for a special film screening at Davis Sq. Theater on June 20th at 3pm.

Saturday, June 20th! Jump back in time with us as we rediscover the history of community + place, and explore how it has changed. Or will we discover that it hasn’t changed much? The full line-up of videos will be announced late May. Community Vault proceeds will help support the mission of Somerville Community Access TV station--your local community media center.

By - 5/10/15 - 8:56 am

ABC News reports on a ship passenger who was airlifted to one of our local hospitals:

He was taken to Tuft's Medical Center in Sommerville, Massachusetts.

H/t Broadway Jay.

By - 5/6/15 - 8:40 pm
Boston Metro cover about BU babes

This morning's Boston Metro cover story was about the series of groping attacks reported around Boston University over the past few days, with a "BU Babes" headline superimposed on a photo of a woman from the waist down in a pink dress and heels. Read more.

By - 5/6/15 - 10:53 am

Something tells us Chris Faraone at the Dig won't be going out for (espresso) shots with the boys from the BC football team anytime soon.

It’s true that the media is typically biased toward alpha males, and has looked the other way as thousands of them have been marginalized in the press; but if we learned anything from today’s report in the Globe, it’s that Division I athletes are some of the most oppressed people among us.

By - 5/4/15 - 9:10 am

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).

By - 5/1/15 - 11:24 pm

And right in the middle of an interview, too.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:47 am
Trash left behind by the media in South Boston

Where's Don Henley when you need him?

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.

By - 4/20/15 - 9:39 am

Western Mass Politics & Insight reports Politico is eying Massachusetts for a state-specific politics site.

H/t La Bibliotequetress.

By - 4/17/15 - 11:36 pm

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.

By - 4/16/15 - 11:05 am

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.

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