Media

By - 1/5/18 - 9:14 am

No, I haven't just spent too much time outside in the cold. But I think the local TV stations did a really good job with yesterday's storm. Read more.

By - 1/4/18 - 3:20 pm

The National Weather Service was not quite as enamored: Read more.

By - 1/4/18 - 10:29 am
Channel 25 boxes

As the snow tally goes up, so will the tallies of the number of reporters and weather people the local TV stations will cram onto a single screen. Peter Wilson at Channel 25 provides this screen capture of an "11-box" today. But it's early. Last March, during a completely mundane storm, Channel 5 put 16 people on screen at once - and we've since heard Channel 7 at one point got up to 17.

By - 12/22/17 - 6:32 pm

Today's Globe has a mea culpa from Globe Editor Brian McGrory apologizing for not naming State House reporter Jim O'Sullivan in a story about his actions at the Globe and at the State House, specifically, "lewd propositions to one newsroom colleague and to two women that we are aware of on Beacon Hill." Read more.

By - 12/18/17 - 5:53 pm

CommonWealth reports some of the details it's hearing about why Jim O'Sullivan is no longer a Globe reporter.

By - 12/18/17 - 5:12 pm

WMEX Boston - Radio Aircheck - Don Parker 1961

Boston Radio Watch reports Ed Perry, the owner of WATD in Marshfield, has bought the rights to WMEX at auction and hopes to return the 1510 AM to the air, possibly with a mix of entertainment and news. But will Melvin X. Melvin return?

By - 12/13/17 - 9:50 am

The Herald's bankruptcy filing reports that among the debts the paper owes is an estimated $600,000 to the Boston Globe for "trade services," i.e., the cost of printing the Herald on its Taunton printing presses. Read more.

By - 12/11/17 - 8:15 am

WBUR self reports on Tom Ashbrook, the "On Point" host put on leave last week.

By - 12/9/17 - 11:28 pm
Steve Cooper with Devil Dogs

Local TV stations covered our first snowstorm of the season just like you'd expect: Reporters stood by the side of highways (I-93 in Andover seemed especially popular today for some reason), made snowballs, cleared off cars, climbed snow mounds and stuck rulers in the snow.

And then there was Steve Cooper on Channel 7. Not only was he next to I-93 in Andover, he reported while wearing snow shoes and goggles and holding ski poles - except for the moment captured by KMV, when he swapped out the snow poles for boxes of Devil Dogs and other pastries.

By - 12/8/17 - 6:51 pm

WBUR reports on its own Tom Ashbrook, host of the nationally distributed "On Point" talk show. Boston University, which owns the station, and station management would not detail the allegations.

Earlier:
The Globe's #metoo moment is here.

By - 12/8/17 - 3:42 pm
Herald logo

Herald Publisher Pat Purcell just announced the sale of paper to GateHouse Media - and the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of the Herald, Herald business reporter Bob McGovern reports. Purchase price: $4.5 million.

Read more.

By - 12/8/17 - 11:46 am

UPDATE: Globe report is out, says a male reporter propositioned a female coworker to sleep with his wife and that a mid-level sales manager made inappropriate comments to coworkers.

Dan Kennedy reports Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan spent an hour this morning talking about the sexual-harassment allegations floating around a recently departed Globe reporter and that the Globe itself is now working on a story about it: Read more.

By - 12/4/17 - 2:32 pm

Chris Faraone takes a dig at the Globe's recent coverage of our newest billionaire.

By - 11/22/17 - 4:58 pm

Peter Casey, who had been news and program director at WBZ-AM for 21 years, is out of a job today, less than a week after iHeartMedia took over the news station from CBS.

Dylan Sprague, iHeart's senior vice president for programming for the Boston region, announced the shakeup to staff in a memo today: Read more.

By - 11/21/17 - 9:18 pm

Nicole Dungca, a reporter at the Globe, posts a charming little Facebook friend request she wouldn't have gotten if her first name were Robert or Tom.

By - 11/13/17 - 2:56 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports WCVB has hired Duke Castiglione - son of longtime Sox radio announcer Joe Castiglione - as a reporter and weekend anchor.

By - 11/11/17 - 6:45 pm
Tomato cans

It just wouldn't be a Shaughnessy column without them.

Shaughnessy sure does love him some tomato cans. He mentions them every chance he can, like in his no doubt intensively researched, carefully crafted column today: Read more.

By - 11/10/17 - 12:57 pm

ComonWealth:

In a conversation with The Codcast, Adam Gaffin, the force behind Universal Hub, says things have changed over the years, with him now working the site full-time and covering City Council meetings and Licensing Board hearings.

“One of the things the mainstream media misses by not covering those meetings is a lot of the issues that come up in Boston percolate in the City Council,” Gaffin said. “A lot of their stuff is routine but there’s still stuff that keeps coming up.”