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."
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.
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
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
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.
WEEI's Kirk Minihane says they're all out to get him because of their agendas, not just because he said something really stupid about Erin Andrews. Minihane explains what he says is the Globe's agenda (they have four writers who get paid to appear on 'EEI's archenemy station); doesn't really lay out the Herald's or Olbermann's agendas, except to say they have them. Oh, yeah,... Read more
Somehow, we missed the editor's note on boston.com's scoop last week about the guy sneaking into the homes of BC students and tickling them while they sleep:
On Wednesday, May 28, the Boston Police Department stated that they have identified only one incident in the last two years where a foot was touched and that they know of no police reports that refer to... Read more
Plutor saved a copy of boston.com's new 404 page. It's OK, we can laugh now, right?
You can see it at mobile.boston.com.
The Globe made it kinda, sorta official today: boston.com is becoming their BuzzFeed/Huffington Post/Upworthy clone - people who want straight news should head immediately to bostonglobe.com.
The move's been in the works for some time now. First came the slide shows and the listicles. The Globe recently hired a couple of reporters to do pretty much the same thing I'm doing here with social-media scouring... Read more
Poynter posts the memo from Globe editor Brian McGrory. Most immediate impact: You'll be able to read up to 10 Globe stories a month before being hit up for a subscription. Also announced: A bunch of staff changes and additions for the Globe's new Catholic and high-tech sites.
Sarah Marshall reports on big changes afoot at the free online version of Globe stuff, most notably a Facebook-like "stream of content" that will attempt to figure out what you're looking at and show you less of the stuff you're not.
Also, a Globie said at some European conference, the site will be revamped to become more "responsive" to differently sized browser windows,... Read more
How else to explain the 15-degree difference in the temperatures on the home pages of boston.com and bostonglobe.com right now?
H/t Chris Walton.
Wicked Local Somerville reports a boston.com concert in Union Square could be off because alderman are objecting to sucking up the costs of police and DPW details - and portable toilets. The mayor, who supports the thing, notes the city picks up the police tab for events such as the annual Fluff festival; aldermen retort, yeah, but those are sponsored by the city, not... Read more
Poynter interviews new Globe editor Brian McGrory, who says the current boston.com/bostonglobe.com dichotomy is too confusing and that he plans to make people pay for all in-depth reporting on bostonglobe.com, while making the free boston.com "more social media, more community bloggers, hopefully edgier content."... Read more
John Carroll reports.
The Globe announced today it's hired former WFNX staffers Henry Santoro, Julie Kramer and Adam 12 and former program director Paul Driscoll to build an alt-music streaming service that will be available both through the Web and mobile apps.
A launch date and program details will be announced later this summer.