Media

By - 11/8/18 - 10:58 am

Mark Garfinkel, laid off by the Herald in one of its stupider moves, reports he's been hired by NBC Boston, where he'll be doing both still photography and video.

He'll probably be competing at some news scenes with Stanley Forman, a Herald-American alumnus who now shoots for WCVB.

By - 11/8/18 - 10:25 am
Boston Globe logo being removed from former plant in Dorchester

Uncle Joey spotted workers removing the Globe logo from its former plant on Morrissey Boulevard, off I-93. The current owner is turning it into a high-tech incubator.

By - 11/5/18 - 9:48 am

Alex Kingsbury, formerly deputy Ideas editor at the Globe, is joining the New York Times as a senior staff editor for the editorial board, where he will write editorials, work on efforts similar to the Globe's national "the press is not the enemy effort" and will also help with the Times's technology coverage.

By - 10/4/18 - 10:58 am

Another round of layoffs at the tabloidette today, including Boston's best spot-news photographer, Mark Garfinkel (who'd been at the Herald for 25 years).

By - 9/21/18 - 8:45 am

The Herald reports Mass. General, Brigham and Women’s and Boston Medical Center agreed to share a total of $1 million in fines for violating patient privacy during the filming of ABC's "Save My Life: Boston Trauma” in 2014 and 2015 - although the hospitals say they didn't violate patient privacy.

By - 9/17/18 - 11:44 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a worker at UMass Boston can proceed with a libel suit against the news editor at the campus newspaper, which published a photo of him in 2013 provided by campus police - who wanted to ask him whether he was photographing women on a shuttle bus from the JFK/UMass T stop to the school. Read more.

By - 9/12/18 - 7:50 pm
Frank Holland

TVNewser reports that Frank Holland becomes a general assignment reporter at CNBC on Sept. 24.

Holland had worked as an anchorman and reporter at NBC Boston since August, 2016. Before that, he'd worked at Channel 5, which hired him from a station in Chicago.

By - 8/30/18 - 11:10 am

An Encino, CA man was arrested today on charges he called the Boston Globe more than a dozen times threatening to kill its workers - including one call in which he allegedly threatened to shoot employees in the head at 4 p.m. on the day it published a pro-newspaper editorial. Read more.

By - 8/28/18 - 6:15 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop: The Boston Herald is moving its offices to Braintree - where the big win for the dwindling staff is the free parking (plus ready access to a Panera, a Dunkin' Donuts and, for the executives, a Legal Seafood).

By - 8/16/18 - 12:36 pm

Companies with offices at 53 State St., where the Globe is now headquartered, got a memo from building management today about unspecified threats called into the Globe: Read more.

By - 8/7/18 - 2:58 am

rawstory:

‘This is my neighborhood!’ White man melts down after seeing a black woman park her motorcycle on his street [near the intersection of Adams Street and Chelmsford in Dorchester]

Boston woman says she found herself being accosted by an angry white man simply because she parked her motorcycle on the street where he lived.

By - 7/25/18 - 4:57 pm

WBUR self-reports that "Radio Boston" host Meghna Chakrabarti will take over hosting duties on its nationally broadcast "On Point" Monday through Thursday. Read more.

By - 7/24/18 - 4:23 pm

All Access reports that Cox, which bought Channel 25 from Fox, is looking to sell the Dedham-based station - along with the 13 other TV stations it owns. If there's any justice in the world, somebody will form a company called Lox and buy it.

H/t Dan Seitz.

By - 7/23/18 - 10:32 am

Hilarity ensued this morning when Fox & Friends thought they'd booked a pro-ICE Democratic candidate for Congress in Arizona, only they got Barbara L'Italien, a Democratic candidate in our 3rd district who opposes putting children in cages and ripping toddlers from their parents.

By - 7/10/18 - 8:12 am

The current print issue of CommonWealth will be its last, editor Bruce Mohl writes:

The decision wasn’t easy. MassINC has been publishing the magazine for more than 20 years, but the growing success of our 9-year-old website and its various digital products has forced a re-evaluation of our priorities. The website has become our prime vehicle for reaching readers and an important part of the way public policy is explored in Massachusetts.

By - 7/9/18 - 2:47 pm

David Robichaud at WBZ reports a woman upset the Walpole Times wouldn't publish an article threatened to shoot up its office. Read more.

By - 6/30/18 - 10:05 pm
Wild and wacky Widett Circle

Since 2015, Widett Circle fans who use one of the upper-busway routes at Forest Hills have been able to enjoy the permanent display of a banner headline about the industrial area on the last Boston Globe ever delivered to the honor box there. Read more.

By - 6/21/18 - 10:01 am

WBUR says it's chosen McSweeney's to create a pilot show that could replace the Car Talk reruns the station now airs.

The show would be hosted by Chris Monk of Arlington, who now runs McSweeney's Internet Tendency and who obviously has the Massachusetts roots to replace a show famous for its Boston accent. Who else but a Bay Stater could have come up with this list?