Tim Molloy, who has 20 years of experience as an editor and reporter at the Associated Press and TVGuide.com, was announced today as editor of the site that is no longer the digital wing of the Globe. Molloy was previously digital engagement editor at PBS's Frontline. Also named today: Kaitlyn Johnson, executive digital editor of Boston Magazine, as deputy editor.
Victor Paul Alvarez, the boston.com associate editor who got fired for asking if anybody would notice if John Boehner had been poisoned says three other editors at the site looked at his story and either approved or didn't say no and now he has to explain to his little daughter that, no, it's not fair that that cost him his job while... Read more
John Henry's media company has shown boston.com associate editor Victor Paul Alvarez the door after honchos woke up yesterday to that story that boldly asked if anybody would notice if John Boehner actually had been poisoned, a source says.
In a tweet this morning, Alvarez let a picture tell a thousand words: He posted a photo of the underside of a bus.
Meanwhile,... Read more
The question is: Would anyone have noticed? Stories about Boehnerâ€™s drinking have circulated for years. His drinking inspired a blog called DrunkBoehner, and in 2010 he brought booze back to Washington. Had... Read more
You know things are bad when even New York news sites take notice of your affairs: We read today on Capital, a site that normally covers exciting developments in the Cuomo/de Blasio administrations, that two boston.com employees were summarily cashiered and shame-walked out of the newsroom after a Dec. 12 all-hands meeting over the Edelman/Sichuan Garden/T-shirt/not-a-racist affair on management's suspicion they were... Read more
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.