Channel 4 has fired News Director Gary LaPlante, about a year and a half after it hired him away from Channel 25.
John Henry is shutting down Crux, the site for Catholic news. Layoffs, of course. The Globe is handing the domain over to John Allen, whom it had hired away from the National Catholic Reporter, and who could try to keep it going on his own.
The memo from Globe Editor-in-Chief Brian McGrory and bostonglobe.com General Manager David Skok: Read more.
WBZ reports Sunbeam Television, which owns WHDH, has sued Comcast over the company's's plans to strip it of its NBC affiliation and start up its own NBC station in the Bostonish area, using a transmitter actually located in New Hampshire - Sunbeam says that's an anti-trust violation and deceptive. Read more.
A suit by a family of Chechen immigrants over a Michele McPhee story on its alleged ties to the Tsarnaevs should never have been brought in US District Court in Boston, a judge ruled last month. Read more.
There can be only one? Not when it comes to having the exclusive first interview with Boston Latin School Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta, apparently. Both the Globe and the Herald have interviews up with Boston Latin School Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta. Both claim theirs is the first since the start of the Black at BLS protest.
Also neither noted her choice of purple for her outfit, but maybe only people associated with the school somehow would notice that.
But where the Globe just reported what she said, the Herald found her "evasive." In fact, its headline is: "Boston Latin headmaster ducks questions in first interview."
The Back Bay Sun has added a reporter, changed its name to the Boston Sun and expanded into the South End and Fenway, neighborhoods, which lost a source of local news when the Boston Courant ended its press run earlier this month.
The paper is owned by the Independent Newspaper Group of Revere, which publishes weekly papers from Lynn to Jamaica Plain, including the Beacon Hill Times.
Just one day after WCVB announced the over-caffeinated Ed Harding and 10 o'clock doyenne Maria Stephanos would anchor a new 10 o'clock newscast, 10 o'clock pioneer WFXT dropped a news bomb and announced it was going to launch a newscast at 4 p.m., with Elizabeth Hopkins and Blair Miller at the anchor desk and Kevin Lemanowicz on weather.
So who's going to be first with a 3 p.m. newscast?
New England One reports WCVB is launching an hourlong newscast at 10 p.m. on its MeTV subchannel, anchored by Maria Stephanos, who used to do the 10 o'clock news at Channel 25, and Ed Harding, who apparently just lives at the Channel 5 studios.
The Washington Post reports a PAC supporting Ted Cruz is using snippets of an interview of Donald Trump by Bay Windows' Sue O'Connell to snarl about Trump to South Carolina voters. The robocall accuses O'Connell of wanting to force people to make cakes for her.
New England One reports WHDH is joining WCVB in adding a 7 p.m. newscast, so you can catch up on all the news you missed at 4:30 , 5, 5:30 and 6.
UPDATE: Lawsuit dismissed.
A Chelsea family who claims reporter Michele McPhee ruined their lives by linking them to Dzokhar Tsarnaev and Islamic jihadists after the Boston Marathon bombings has sued McPhee, media outlets that picked up her account and a noted Islamaphobe in federal court.
In the lawsuit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, the Umarov family is seeking $5 million in compensation and another $100 million in punitive damages from the defendants. Read more.
In a front-page message to readers this week, Boston Courant owners David Jacobs and Gen Tracy say they lost a wrongful-termination lawsuit by a former employee and that: Read more.