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By adamg - 11/12/19 - 9:46 pm

The Washington Post announced today it's hired Globe Spotlight Team reporter Nicole Dungca for its own Investigative Unit.

Dungca becomes the latest Globie to join a southward migration to DC. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 8:47 am
Weston salt piles

Matt Reed at WCVB was up before the crack of dawn this morning and reports:

For all of you playing local news bingo at home, first live shot of the season at a salt pile.

But also: Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/19 - 11:41 am

WGBH Boston TV Logo

On the Boston Radio Interest mailing list, Larry Sochrin forwards a copy of a mailing from WGBH: Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/19 - 1:37 pm

The New York Times reports its hiring three reporters - two currently at the Globe, one formerly there - to staff a new "after hours" news desk. Leaving Boston are Maria Cramer and Michael Levenson, part of the Globe team that won a Pulitzer for coverage of the Marathon bombing. Also joining the new team will be Johnny Diaz, who had previously left the Globe for the Miami Herald.

Via Dan Kennedy.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 12:15 am

An Encino, CA man whose lawyers say he was a depressed, pot-smoking senior citizen who spent his days after his son's suicide watching cable news and screaming at the TV was sentenced to four months in federal prison for calling the Globe's downtown offices 14 times and threatening to rape and kill the BU interns who answered the phones and anybody else he could target with one of the many guns in his collection. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/19 - 3:59 pm

On Tuesday, the Brighton-Allston Historical Society hosts a talk on the history of newspapers in the neighborhoods and how residents can stay up to date in the online age.

Oh, yeah, I'll be giving that talk. It's open to the public and there'll be free refreshments. Starts at 7 p.m. at the Brighton Allston Congregational Church, 404 Washington St. in Brighton Center.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 11:11 am

Bob Sprague of Arlington reports GateHouse has found a new way to make money: Have people sign up for 52-weeks subscriptions to its newspapers, then tell them, oopsies, we're ending your subscriptions several months early, so send us more money.

By adamg - 8/12/19 - 1:13 pm

NBC Boston reports an antenna issue has made it harder for people who watch it via their own antennas - along with that of some other Boston TV stations. It provides some tips on rescanning your tuner on how to get its alternate signal, if you're lucky enough to be close enough to its antenna, which is pumping out the station at a lower power.

By stygmata - 8/8/19 - 1:47 pm

Redditors in r/Boston are getting sick of how toxic a community it has become.

https://www.reddit.com/r/boston/comments/cnlmvt/meta_why_are_certain_mem...

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 4:39 pm

USA Today reports the owner of GateHouse Media, which owns many of the Boston area's newspapers, will buy Gannett, then rename GateHouse as Gannett.

Meanwhile, the Boston Business Journal reports newsroom and many business-side employees at the Globe will stage a brief walkout tomorrow to protest the way contract talks are going.

By theszak - 7/26/19 - 2:16 pm

Radio Station Field Trip 57 - WMBR at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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By adamg - 7/26/19 - 8:37 am

It's ancient history by now, of course, but way back in June, Tomato Can Dan got his knickers in a bunch when an American team ran up the score against an opponent. That's just not fair, and it's so unseemly, he thundered about the US women's soccer team. This morning, Rev. Laura Everett wonders: Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/19 - 11:53 pm
Owens

The final Loren & Wally show on WROR airs this Friday, Mark Watson reports.

Wally Brine retired in 2016. The two went on air as a morning team in Boston in 1981.

By adamg - 6/26/19 - 9:03 am

Sue O'Connell, host of NECN's "The Take," reports this morning both that Boston Magazine has declared her the "best TV news host," and that her last show will be this Friday. But she'll be back on air: She reports she's working on a new political show on NECN.

By schneidz - 6/23/19 - 12:42 pm

Tory Bullock has started a talk show: Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 1:45 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a lower-court judge to reconsider her ruling that the state can refuse to give the Boston Globe copies of databases of birth and marriage records that are available as public records to anyone willing to pay $9 an hour to sit at a terminal in a state office on Columbia Point. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 11:04 pm

Yesterday, Dan Shaughnessy doubled down on his tomato canning to get on his high horse (or as Dan Shaughnessy Watch put it, get on his Shetland pony) to bitch about women athletes daring to celebrate a blowout win in the World Cup soccer competition. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 4:11 pm

CommonWealth's Michael Jonas tallied up the bylines in yesterday's Globe coverage of the murder of cabbie Luckinson Oruma in the Back Bay - nine reporters contributed. Even the Herald, which barely has a newsroom anymore, had three reporters on the story yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 7:29 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop that GateHouse plans to consolidate a bunch of its smaller weekly newspapers into larger "regional" papers. Among the papers set to disappear: What's left of the West Roxbury/Roslindale Transcript and the Allston/Brighton Tab, which will become a newspaper called the Transcript-Tab. Read more.

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