Media

By - 1/2/16 - 8:04 pm

Boston Eater asked local food writers for their "biggest restaurant grievances" of the year just past. Some of the writers responded with complaints about overly loud restaurants, the ubiquity of "small-plate" menus, the cost of going out these days.

Kerry Byrne, who writes about food for the Herald, complained about lazy welfare queens.

The dearth of talent, especially noticeable from a dining perspective in the front of the house. Every chef and restaurateur complains about it and struggles with it. One of the inevitable fallouts of an ever-expanding welfare society in which millions of Americans find it's more profitable to sit at home than it is to work. Restaurateurs are struggling as a result.

By - 1/2/16 - 6:01 pm

UPDATE: See the memo from the reporters' union.

By - 1/2/16 - 11:53 am

Brendan Myers suggests that until the Globe subscription problems are fixed, "Marty Walsh oughta start reading it on the radio."

Was going to just post more tweets from people still not getting their paper (including WGBH's Emily Rooney, who lives in that remote area known as the Back Bay). But then aggrieved Globe subscriber Sharon Machlis of Framingham pointed me to this LA Times story from 2014 about another time the Globe's new delivery company, ACI Media Group of Long Beach, CA, took over delivery for a major metro: Read more.

By - 1/1/16 - 11:29 am

The Globe says it's gotten that no-paper thing down to just 5% of its home subscribers. It probably counts itself lucky that many of those are loyal readers who are complaining instead of just giving up - although who can tell, given complaints about how it's impossible to get through to Circulation to cancel these days. Read more.

By - 12/31/15 - 3:26 pm

In a column penned yesterday, Boston Globe tech reporter Hiawatha Bray has demonstrated that he lacks even a basic understanding of what net neutrality is or why it's important. I wonder how he'd feel if T-Mobile allowed unlimited browsing of bostonherald.com but charged for data in order to browse bostonglobe.com? You can read his column here.

He doubled down with an equally ridiculous tweet: Read more.

By - 12/30/15 - 9:37 am
Boston Globe logo

The Globe's having some problems with its shift this week to a new home-delivery vendor, based on some of the comments from people who still like getting the paper at home, including: Read more.

By - 12/28/15 - 8:44 am
Channel 7 reporter live at a salt pile

Reporting live from a salt pile in Weston.

Channels 7 and 25 began exclusive reporting from a MassDOT salt pile in Weston yesterday evening, more than 30 hours before the anticipated arrival of what Channel 25 tells us "won't be a winter wallop."

Exhausted evening reporters who reassured us the state had plenty of salt were replaced this morning by fresh reporters, who reassured us the salt pile had not disappeared overnight and was ready to be put to use in the first winter storm of the season. Read more.

By - 12/23/15 - 5:02 pm

Matthew Murphy reports Boston Editor-in-Chief Carly Carioli is leaving at the end of the month. No reason given.

By - 12/19/15 - 10:11 am

News One reports on the WBZ (and previously WFXT) reporter, says he's leaving for a job that will give him more time with his family.

By - 12/17/15 - 7:37 am

When last we left the Somerville News TERROR THREAT story, things were still relatively calm, well, as calm as can be when the school department is denying a News story that a Muslim sleeper cell at a local middle school was saving up money to buy guns to kill white kids. Read more.

By - 12/16/15 - 10:02 am

Reporters at the Las Vegas Review-Journal connect some dots involving Russel Pergament, founder of the defunct Boston Now (and notes possible buyer Sheldon Adelson is, of course, a Boston boy).

By - 12/16/15 - 6:34 am
Bouchard

New England One reports Pete Bouchard quit as chief meteorologist at WHDH yesterday.

He's already changed his Twitter handle (if not yet the Channel 7 background in it).

By - 12/14/15 - 10:47 am

Robert Ambrogi ponders the news that GateHouse Media, best known locally for its ownership of local weekly newspapers (with a few dailies in the mix) has bought the company that owns Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

By - 12/13/15 - 4:10 pm
Plea to stop delivery of Globe Direct

Look at this sign some poor Cambridgeport resident thinks will stop the plague that is unwanted bags of ad fliers.

Ed. note: What finally worked for us was a BBB complaint. Start the complaint process here (linked because you won't find Globe Direct at the Boston BBB site, because they're officially located in Millbury).

By - 12/10/15 - 8:48 pm
Somerville: Nexus of terrorism?

The banner atop a Somerville News story.

The Somerville News Weekly reports on an apparent plot by at least one middle-school kid to buy guns and festoons its story with the above banner that relocates Somerville to somewhere in Europe. The Somerville Times posts a copy of a School Department alert that denies there's a terror threat in the city. The News retorts by charging the school superintendent has some "Gaul" to deny an impending massacre threat (yes, "Gaul").

By - 12/10/15 - 12:29 pm

Today, we signed a Letter of Intent with UBS to move our editorial and business operations to 53 State Street, Exchange Place.

Read more.

By - 12/7/15 - 10:37 pm

Mike Beaudet, who left WFXT fulltime for a teaching position at Northeastern, is going back on air as an investigative reporter at WCVB. He'll continue to teach at Northeastern - and his students will help him investigate things.

By - 11/25/15 - 10:56 am

Lucky for the Herald that the Inside Track was an entertainment column, not straight news reporting: The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today the Herald did not libel Donald Thomas Scholz in the Track's reporting on the suicide of Boston lead singer Brad Delp in part because the column's stock in trade was opinion, not straight facts.

Scholz, who founded the band Boston in the 1970s, sued Delp's ex-wife and the Herald, claiming they defamed him by blaming him for Delp's suicide. Read more.

By - 11/21/15 - 11:57 am

Dan Kennedy, Phoenix alum and Northeastern professor, reports Stephen Mindich is donating all of the alt-paper's archives to Northeastern, which plans to gradually digitize them all. The Globe reports that in the meantime, the paper archives will be open to the public.