Media

By - 12/18/14 - 3:08 pm

BostInno reports John Henry's media company has named Eleanor Cleverly as interim editor of boston.com. She'd been hired in September to oversee content for the company's "Digital Marketplaces division." She kinda replaces Hilary Sergeant, who'd been more or less acting as editor and who is being shuffled over to a new job as "senior editor."

Meanwhile, David Bernstein checks in with a detailed... Read more

By - 12/13/14 - 10:13 am

It's been a couple years since Joe Fitzgerald wrote about his house Jew, this woman in Brighton who so loves Christmas. This year, she's enlisted on the war on those nasty atheists who want to take the Christ out of Christmas.

By - 12/12/14 - 6:29 pm

Not just any T-shirt, of course, but that one making fun of the professor with the issue with his Chinese-food bill. Or so we hear from a little bird flitting about Morrissey Boulevard after a boston.com staff meeting this afternoon to explain why Deputy Editor Hilary Sargeant was not around.

BostInno, meanwhile, reports Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory is now pushing for marketing... Read more

By - 12/12/14 - 9:21 am

The Herald reports a Boston.com editor is in a bit of hot water for designing and trying to sell T-shirts mocking that Harvard Business School professor.

By - 12/11/14 - 11:44 pm

Memo to every writer everywhere who would write more than one sentence about recovering thug Mark Wahlberg: HE'S NOT FROM SOUTH BOSTON and he did his maiming and rock throwing in Savin Hill, which is in Dorchester, which is an entirely different neighborhood.

Last week, we had some Columbia Journalism School graduate at the Daily Beast proclaiming Wahlberg grew up in "the rough Dorchester... Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 9:42 pm

Oopsies:

Earlier tonight, Boston.com published a piece suggesting Harvard Business School Professor Ben Edelman sent an email with racist overtones to Sichuan Garden. We cannot verify that Edelman, in fact, sent the email. We have taken the story down.

I ran a post that was based on that story, which I've taken down as well. The site retracted the article after local writer Luke... Read more

By - 12/5/14 - 8:43 am

No, don't be silly, not the Globe. The Jamaica Plain Gazette opines:

It is rare that we advise saying “absolutely no” to a project. But the Olympics bid is breathtaking in its dubious assumptions, potential negative impacts, and sleight-of-hand “process.” Thus far, saying no is all that has worked. Thanks to those saying it loudly and often.

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By - 12/2/14 - 1:26 pm

It is back to school time for SCATV members of all ages. The Winter session of our media production classes are now available for registration.
You can find the complete listing with registration online here: www.scatvsomerville.org/classes.

Besides the basic classes in Studio Production and Directing, Using a DSLR for Video, and Field Production and Editing with Final Cut Pro X,... Read more

By - 11/27/14 - 9:40 am
Hacked home page of boston.com

Saul B. was among those who noticed a hacked boston.com home page this morning. The Guardian reports the Syrian hackers didn't actually break into boston.com's servers but instead attacked the domain registrar used by a "content distribution network" affected sites use to speed delivery of such things as images and ads.... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 4:01 pm

Garrett Quinn gets the scoop on Matt Gross's resignation, not even two months after he moved up here from New York to take the job running the not-the-Globe site.

By - 11/22/14 - 12:39 pm
Tom Doyle

Mark Watson reports the station let go Tom Doyle, responsible for the parody songs and "Men from Maine" bits on the show and is further slashing humor and music to emphasize unfunny talk, which is dirt cheap, apparently.

According to his bio, already purged from the WROR Web site, Doyle has done more than 300 "Townie Tunes" for the station, including "Charlestown," done... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 3:32 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the Globe has narrowed its search for a new headquarters to two locations in Charlestown - including the Schrafft's building - and the Landmark Center in the Fenway.

By - 11/13/14 - 7:12 pm

Dan Kennedy has the memo, which includes news the Globe is re-hiring Sacha Pfeiffer, who left the Globe for WBUR, and hiring Jon Chesto away from the Boston Business Journal.

Speaking of the BBJ, they're looking for an editor-in-chief.

By - 11/13/14 - 7:47 am

The Globe reports local columnist Howard Louis Carr, Jr. has been granted a leave of absence from his radio show on WRKO.

By - 11/6/14 - 3:12 pm
Saying farewell to Tom Menino on the Red Line

Hand-lettered farewell on the Red Line. Photo by Dan Meade.

Almost 10 years ago, I took a position as a newscast writer for WBUR. Mine was the early morning shift, and my job was to arrive at 4 in the morning and start putting together the local news portion of Morning Edition. The other part of my job was to call some of the people about whom I was writing - local lawmakers, state officials,... Read more

By - 11/5/14 - 9:07 am

Dan Kennedy reports on the possible deal with Winstanley Enterprises of Concord for the 16.4-acre site - and the move of the Globies to parts unknown in late 2016 or early 2017.

The move could portend a complex without housing, since the company specializes in office and retail development, but not housing.

The Dorchester Reporter explains why the Globe should stay... Read more

By - 11/3/14 - 3:29 pm
Tom and Ray Magliozzi

Tom (c) and Ray Magliozzi at Honk in Somerville in 2007. Photo by Greg Cook.

WBUR reports that Tom Magliozzi, co-host of Car Talk with his brother Ray, has died at 77. Greg Cook reports the cause was complications of Alzheimer's.

In a statement, the station says:

No one could have imagined, when two native Cambridge guys came into the WBUR studios in 1977 and started taking listeners’ calls about cars, that they would change public radio forever. But

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By - 10/31/14 - 1:03 pm

Neumeier, who spent 20 years at WBZ before moving to CSNE, is in the hospital today after a stroke Wednesday night, WBZ reports.

By - 10/30/14 - 11:46 pm

The Sun-Times, which is sort of Chicago's equivalent of the Herald (only with fewer professionally taken photos), is scheduled to launch news aggregator sites in 70 cities across the country tomorrow, including Boston. The Sun-Times extols:

The effort is designed to offer content in a manner similar to websites such as Deadspin and Buzzfeed, which aggregate news stories while offering additional commentary.

... Read more
By - 10/28/14 - 9:19 pm

I'm a bit behind on this story, but, yes, the Globe yesterday tweeted a rather unusual photo to go with a link to a story about the health benefits of chocolate.

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