Lots of changes announced at the city's sole surviving alt weekly. Chris Faraone, late of the Phoenix and more recently the Jamaica Plain Gazette, becomes news and features editor.
A Boston Globe ad from 1961.
Via Jason Feifer.
The Boston Business Journal reports the Globe has let go half of the dozen correspondents who write for its Your Town Web sites.
Bruce Allen reads that Rolling Stone piece about Aaron Hernandez and reports he can point out the exact paragraphs that were written by professional Patriots hater Ron Borges.
Ed. note: I am not such a keen observer of the Boston sports media scene as Bruce, but the nitpicker in me is dying to know: Where's the strip club in South Boston the article claims... Read more
As promised, Patch began to lay off 40% of its staff today. Gone locally, that we know of: Sara Jacobi, editor of the South End and Fenway/Kenmore Patch sites, Becca Manning, at the Charlestown and North End sites, Jake O'Donnell at Back Bay and Beacon Hill and Chris Caesar at Malden.
O'Donnell reports that he and Jacobi, at least, were told their... Read more
George Donnelly, executive editor of the Boston Business Journal, writes the Globe isn't worth the paper it's printed on and, boy, is John Henry going to be sorry he bought it (and yes, he used the word "ass-ache").
The Times reports it's selling the Globe (and the Worcester Telegram) to Sox owner John Henry for $70 million - $30 million less than Henry and partners recently agreed to pay Dustin Pedroia over eight years.
Actually, as Frank Caprio reminds us, Henry is paying less for the Globe than he agreed to pay for Carl Crawford.
Peter Gammons is reporting that John Henry will be the next owner of the Boston Globe. Neither the Globe nor the Times has posted anything yet, so keep that in mind as you ponder Dan Shaughnessy reporting to John Henry.
The New York Times examines how Sunil Tripathi, that missing Brown student, briefly became Suspect #2 online.
Amy Lord, white, female, 24, South Boston, 7/23: 11 stories, including an analysis of why she didn't run, a story about a neighborhood reeling in fear and a story in which reporters interviewed scared white suburban parents (including one who used to clip stories about urban murders to post on the family refrigerator).
The Boston Business Journal reports there are just three buyers left for the Globe: Members of the Taylor family, Red Sox magnate and yachtsman John Henry and the owner of a newspaper in Florida.
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... Read more
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
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.
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.
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