The New York Times takes a look at the load time and size of large news Web sites on phones and finds boston.com weighs in as the heaviest, most ad-laden of the sites - so much so that visiting its homepage just once a day for a month would cost a person with a typical 4G data plan $9.50 a month just to download all the ads.
WGBH said today it's hired the editorial producer for This Week with George Stephanopolous as its news director. Read more.
Lots of layoffs today. Before the layoffs, all boston.com departments had their budgets cut 15% this past spring.
After 18 years to pursue other career opportunities.
The Globe's appended this to Dan Shaughnessy's column about Orsillo:
Clarification: Because of a reporting error, an earlier version of this story made reference to signs being confiscated at Fenway Park. The reference has been removed because the Globe could not independently verify that any signs were confiscated at the ballpark. ...
Via Dan Kennedy.
Dan Kennedy tries to find out.
Seems our local bigfoot public broadcaster issued a demand under the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act that YouTube take down a video called "Energy -- The American Experience" under the assumption it was a copyright infringement of its American Experience series when, in fact, it was a 1970s Department of Energy production, one that is in the public domain - and published well before WGBH started producing its show. Read more.
Now has a twice-yearly Chinese edition, aimed at the 147,000 Chinese tourists who visit the city and the 13,000 Chinese students studying in the Boston area.
Yes, the movie on how the Globe Spotlight team took on Bernie Law is coming out soon.
You can also read the Phoenix story that actually broke the news before the Spotlight team.
Jim Romenesko posts the memo from Editor Brian McGrory, which also says that part of a greater push to digital will mean turning copy editors into "multi-platform editors."
No, not Shank - he claims to be happy. We're referring, of course, to Shirley Leung, whose post-Olympics column is petulant, exasperated, cranky. We can almost picture her, head down on the bar as she orders up another shot and complains about those ungrateful wretches she's forced to share an area code with.
The Globe tweeted this breaking news today.
The other day, the New York Times wrote about the South Boston snow pile that will not die. The Washington Post today follows up with a report on how Bostonians apparently think that's funny. Here's hoping somebody at the Chicago Tribune (hint, hint) follows up with a report on what we think about the WashPo coverage of the Times coverage.