The New England First Amendment Coalition and Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc are sponsoring a daylong seminar on investigative reporting on May 1 at the Globe - it's free ($10 for an optional box lunch) and open to everyone, even bloggers. Details.
Tom LeCompte recently became a Boston cab driver. He's blogging the experience:
... Then, from the back, I heard bodies shifting in the seat, the sounds of murmuring and kissing, of clothes being pulled at and unbuttoned. I glanced up at my rearview mirror, but saw nothing. They were clearly taking advantage of the rear seat couch.
"Say it," she whispered.
"Say it,"... Read more
This week on Radio Boston, on WBUR, we're taking a look at the changing face of local news and information, and we'll feature as a guest, Adam Gaffin from Universal Hub. We're interested in how people stay informed about their communities, and obviously this website is one of those ways. How do you stay informed? Let us know ahead of time by going to ... Read more
Bloggers who agree to write about Vox Lumiere's "Hunchback of Notre Dame" at the Cutler Majestic Theatre (good, bad or indifferent) get a free ticket to the 7:30 p.m. performance on March 25, by sending a note to [email protected] (include your blog URL). Read more about the play here.
NOTE: This is a sort of ad - Vox Lumiere is one of our... Read more
And this time, it's professional. Jerry Gutlon, author of It Was Never About the Babe: The Red Sox, Racism, Mismanagement and the Curse of the Bambino, has joined the roster at Dan Shaughnessy Watch because Shaughnessy has gone public with his whining about his "unfair" treatment in the book:
... In subsequent postings I'd like to endeavor to illustrate how Dan never saw... Read more
Little kids and other fans of construction sites will enjoy Carpenters Center - a blog that shows the progress in construction of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters' new headquarters in Dorchester. With photos detailing each step.
For a story today on Caritas Christi and the state insurance system, Michael Paulson asked a large number of theologians and priests what they thought. It's a complex subject and he obviously couldn't fit all their thoughts into print. So he posted their complete answers on his blog, along with ten questions Caritas Christi won't answer.... Read more
Everyone hears how frustrating the phone lines are for the Department of Unemployment Assistance but I don't think those who have not experienced it truly get how needlessly frustrating it is. You can read more about my experience over at DaveWrites (and listen to the call for yourself!). After navigating through a series of choices, callers "dead-end" at a point where they are told... Read more
You know what we need? More bloggers on TV!
Chillmark Research, a Cambridge consulting firm that analyzes adoption of IT in healthcare, explains (very politely) what the lawyers for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society in Chicago can do with their request that the firm not only delete blog comments that offend them (see the note from "Calvin Jablonski" on this post) but help the lawyers track down the person who... Read more
The Globe today has a business-section story about some panel discussion on how Masters of the Universe should respond when bloggers catch them in a lie or point out major failings in their products - which the Globe seems to think is a new phenomenon in this Age of Recession, as opposed to something that's been going on for awhile now. In any case,... Read more
Margalit reports NPR is sending a crew over to her kitchen tonight to watch her make a big pot of chicken soup and some biscuits for dinner:
... They're doing a story about people who have changed their shopping and cooking habits since the recession really took hold. That would be me. I'm so much more careful about what I buy, and we hardly... Read more
Even if the lyrics make no sense to you (trackbacks? SEO? What is this?), you can still enjoy this video about unrequited link love on the Red Line:
Chris Monks reports you could see part of his lawn on a Channel 5 story last night about the warm weather - they filmed a neighbor and his son playing in front of his house:
... This neighbor lives around the block, not even on my street, yet for some reason they chose to film him and his son playing street hockey right in... Read more