Media

By - 5/14/14 - 8:18 pm

Dan Kennedy ponders whether the Globe should have revealed the names it found thanks to bad PDF redaction - a few months after WBUR found the names but didn't publish them. Does the fact that the FBI agent had some major issues in his past change the calculation?... Read more

By - 4/30/14 - 7:53 am

Boston Radio Watch reports Yahoo Radio Boston at 1510 is going away before most of you had ever even heard of it, to be replaced by "a mix of libertarian and personality driven radio shows featuring some of the biggest names in the industry like Glenn Beck, Jay Mohr, Alex Jones and The Dr. K Show!"... Read more

By - 4/17/14 - 11:36 am
Touch FM

Video of Touch FM owner Charles Clemons by Doug Bennett.

Judy Wilburn reports she was listening to the unlicensed Dorchester radio station shortly after 11 a.m. when:

Touch 106.1 just went off the air. Announcer said authorities shutting down, equipment taken.

The FCC and owner Charles Clemons have feuded for years over the station. In 2008, the commission ordered Clemons to pay $17,000... Read more

By - 4/17/14 - 10:49 am
boston.com 404 page

Plutor saved a copy of boston.com's new 404 page. It's OK, we can laugh now, right?

By - 4/2/14 - 11:39 am

Neither the Globe nor Kirsner have a problem with him running forums that rake in money from local high-tech entrepreneurs of the sort he writes about as a freelancing Globe columnist, but the Boston Business Journal noses around.

The Dig, meanwhile, goes full rant on the Republican hacks who double as Herald columnists, using numerous words derived from old English that would not... Read more

By - 3/25/14 - 10:16 am

Bill Marx pledges his support for an FCC effort by the Committee for Community Access to get 'GBH's radio license pulled over the way it dumped jazz and other musical programming when it decided to try to bust WBUR's near monopoly on the giant local market for NPR news and information:

Has the duplication of reporting muscle brought about a cornucopia of investigative

... Read more
By - 3/24/14 - 8:09 pm

Community Voices is soon to be no more, Dan Kennedy reports. He adds the Obnoxious Sports Fan is staying on, but will reveal his actual name. A Globe editor claimed to be shocked, shocked that somebody was blogging for the Globe anonymously.

By - 3/19/14 - 4:35 pm

The Globe made it kinda, sorta official today: boston.com is becoming their BuzzFeed/Huffington Post/Upworthy clone - people who want straight news should head immediately to bostonglobe.com.

The move's been in the works for some time now. First came the slide shows and the listicles. The Globe recently hired a couple of reporters to do pretty much the same thing I'm doing here with social-media scouring... Read more

By - 3/19/14 - 2:00 pm

UPDATE: Herald stands by story, calling it "not only excellent, but important, leading as it did to a Department of Corrections investigation and certain reform measures."

Chris King, who has been reporting on Joanna Marinova's lawsuit against the Herald in Suffolk Superior Court, reports the jury today found for Marinova in her claims that the Herald and reporter Jessica Van Sack libeled her... Read more

By - 3/12/14 - 11:44 am
Big Dig on upskirting

The Dig itself finds its visual comment on the last week's upskirting news to be bad-ass cover art.

Jess Critcher begs to differ:

Ugh what's up with @DigBoston's creepy cover art? #upskirt + #mbta is gross & scary, not "bad ass."

This is a real problem! Please don't trivialize #streetharassment

... Read more
By - 3/11/14 - 8:52 pm
Spring back?

Hnasko addresses an open tweet to the Tab:

I followed your advice and I was 2 hours late to work!

By - 3/7/14 - 10:34 am

Part of the effort to try to convince WGBH to drop David Koch as a trustee over his stand on climate change.

By - 3/6/14 - 7:48 am

The Boston Business Journal interviews Charlie Kravetz, WBUR general manager.

By - 3/4/14 - 2:18 pm

Poynter posts the memo from Globe editor Brian McGrory. Most immediate impact: You'll be able to read up to 10 Globe stories a month before being hit up for a subscription. Also announced: A bunch of staff changes and additions for the Globe's new Catholic and high-tech sites.

Dan Kennedy has some thoughts on what it means.... Read more

By - 2/28/14 - 9:06 am

Riptor asks:

Anyone know if WHDH's Alex Corddry is related to Nate and Rob Corddry?

By - 2/25/14 - 11:14 am

WBZ has hired former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis to provide analysis on security on stories such as the trial of the living Tsarnaev brother and the running of the Marathon.

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