Media

By - 9/20/13 - 7:30 am

In Bay Windows, Sue O'Connell and Jeff Coakley endorsed Mike Ross:

A strong mayor needs empathy along with leadership. Ross has consistently and reliably been a leader on LGBT issues—most recently on the challenges facing our community's senior population. As mayor, his experience in both public and private life would positively inform his leadership of the city.

O'Connell and Coakley also own the South... Read more

By - 9/18/13 - 12:15 pm

Lots of changes announced at the city's sole surviving alt weekly. Chris Faraone, late of the Phoenix and more recently the Jamaica Plain Gazette, becomes news and features editor.

By - 9/13/13 - 6:53 pm

A Boston Globe ad from 1961.

Via Jason Feifer.

By - 9/13/13 - 7:24 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the Globe has let go half of the dozen correspondents who write for its Your Town Web sites.

By - 8/29/13 - 9:25 am

Bruce Allen reads that Rolling Stone piece about Aaron Hernandez and reports he can point out the exact paragraphs that were written by professional Patriots hater Ron Borges.

Ed. note: I am not such a keen observer of the Boston sports media scene as Bruce, but the nitpicker in me is dying to know: Where's the strip club in South Boston the article claims... Read more

By - 8/21/13 - 12:40 pm

Fox truck at hydrant

No doubt there's a really good reason why a Fox news van was parked in front of a hydrant on Broadway outside the five-alarm fire that destroyed St. John the Baptist Church this morning. And DGUMZ, who took the photo, and other... Read more

By - 8/16/13 - 10:08 pm

As promised, Patch began to lay off 40% of its staff today. Gone locally, that we know of: Sara Jacobi, editor of the South End and Fenway/Kenmore Patch sites, Becca Manning, at the Charlestown and North End sites, Jake O'Donnell at Back Bay and Beacon Hill and Chris Caesar at Malden.

O'Donnell reports that he and Jacobi, at least, were told their... Read more

By - 8/5/13 - 9:34 am

George Donnelly, executive editor of the Boston Business Journal, writes the Globe isn't worth the paper it's printed on and, boy, is John Henry going to be sorry he bought it (and yes, he used the word "ass-ache").

The Herald reports two of the losing bidders are outraged, outraged, they tell you, that the Times sold the paper to Henry for less than... Read more

By - 8/3/13 - 10:37 am

The Times reports it's selling the Globe (and the Worcester Telegram) to Sox owner John Henry for $70 million - $30 million less than Henry and partners recently agreed to pay Dustin Pedroia over eight years.

Actually, as Frank Caprio reminds us, Henry is paying less for the Globe than he agreed to pay for Carl Crawford.

Dan Kennedy raises some questions,... Read more

By - 8/2/13 - 4:50 pm

Peter Gammons is reporting that John Henry will be the next owner of the Boston Globe. Neither the Globe nor the Times has posted anything yet, so keep that in mind as you ponder Dan Shaughnessy reporting to John Henry.

By - 8/1/13 - 2:17 pm

Garrett Quinn reports he's been hired as a reporter by MassLive.com, the Springfield Republican's online wing, to cover "all things Greater Boston, eastern Massachusetts, and Worcester," along with Shira Schoenberg.

By - 7/29/13 - 8:37 am

The New York Times examines how Sunil Tripathi, that missing Brown student, briefly became Suspect #2 online.

By - 7/26/13 - 11:25 am

Amy Lord, white, female, 24, South Boston, 7/23: 11 stories, including an analysis of why she didn't run, a story about a neighborhood reeling in fear and a story in which reporters interviewed scared white suburban parents (including one who used to clip stories about urban murders to post on the family refrigerator).

Unidentified black male, Roxbury, 7/20: 1 story. Note: Although the... Read more

By - 7/12/13 - 9:09 am

The Boston Business Journal reports there are just three buyers left for the Globe: Members of the Taylor family, Red Sox magnate and yachtsman John Henry and the owner of a newspaper in Florida.

By - 7/11/13 - 7:24 am

WCVB this week sued Aereo, which recently began a service to let people watch Boston TV stations, charging the company is ripping off the station's valuable local programming.

In its suit, filed in US District Court, WCVB says other companies that rebroadcast its programs do so only after paying a fee.

Aereo's service undermines the purposes served by the Copyright Act by exposing copyright

... Read more
By - 7/4/13 - 11:53 pm

If you subscribe to the Globe, you may have seen Yvonne Abraham's inspirational column on Sunday about the 15-year-old Nigerian immigrant at the Orchard Gardens School in Roxbury who became a champion javelin thrower because of how he used to use spears to catch zebras.

Only problem, as Robert A. Blewett, a professor who spent time in Nigeria as a Fulbright Scholar, reports: ... Read more

By - 6/25/13 - 4:28 pm

WBZ announces it's giving Jen Brien the mike between midnight and 5 a.m.

"The Jen Brien Show" will be a mix of pop culture, current events, politics, and the comings and goings of people in New England. Brien replaces Steve LeVeille who retired last year.

By - 6/20/13 - 12:26 pm

No, OJ hasn't escaped and fled to Boston. Instead, our local action news units are busy chasing Aaron Hernandez in his white SUV in the greater North Attleborough/Foxborough area. Sox on the Brain reports:

Channel 7 just interrupted its own news report to show the white SUV in motion.

NECN posts an exclusive photo of the ten reporters not covering the Bulger... Read more

By - 6/13/13 - 4:07 pm

Well, the Times and real-estate brokers, that is. Look at the new name for Boston's southernmost neighborhood, though and tell me that isn't pretty close to how the locals already pronounce it.

Yesterday:
Death before SoBo.

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