Back Bay and South End residents woke up to a new weekly newspaper today, as Mr. Goodmorning shows us. If it reminds you of the old Boston Courant, that's because the owners, named only as "area residents" in an intro note, have hired David Jacobs and Gen Tracy to run it. The couple, of course, shut their paper in February after losing a wrongful-termination lawsuit by an ad manager who couldn't meet his quotas after the Courant shelved the Web site he had been hired to sell ads for.
CommonWealth reports the city of Quincy rejected a bid by GateHouse, which owns the Quincy Patriot Ledger, for a city contract to do some rah-rah marketing about how wonderful Quincy is.
Christopher Walker, [Mayor Tom] Koch’s director of policy and information and a former reporter for the Patriot Ledger, said the mayor was concerned about ethical conflicts if the owner of the city’s major newspaper went to work promoting the image of the municipality.
Dan Kennedy gets a copy of the memo from Globe Editor Brian McGrory on a "no-sacred-cows analysis of our newsroom and what the Globe should look like in the future" in an era of constantly declining revenue. McGrory writes everything's on the table, even whether the Globe should continue printing on paper seven days a week while still running the "one of the most thoughtful metropolitan news organizations in the land."
"There's a lot better writers than Dan Shaughnessy," he says, responding to curly complaints about UConn womens' basketball ruining the sport.
Via Fox Sports.
Dan Kennedy reports GateHouse Media has begun sending subscribers to its weekly newspapers a new magazine-ish thing - and then adding the cost of it to their bills, which means their subscriptions start running out sooner. And because many subscribers have their bills set to auto-renew, they might not even notice what's going on.
Your kid sucks and will never be an artist, the Globe art critic grumps today. Maybe tomorrow Shaughnessy can tell you how your kid sucks and will never be a major-league baseball player. And then Shirley Leung can explain how your kid sucks and will never be a corporate CEO.
On March 22, 2016 the New England Diversity Council will be hosting their Women in Leadership Symposium at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium will bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.
A federal appeals court said today it's sympathetic to three woman who were advertised for sex on backpage.com while they were teens, but that a lower-court judge made the correct call in dismissing their suit because the site is protected by a federal law covering publishers who post content from third parties online.
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, which included retired US Supreme Court Justice David Souter, began its ruling: Read more.
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."