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By adamg - 3/23/23 - 10:33 am

Deadspin explains why City Councilors Ed Flynn and Ricardo Arroyo referred to "miniature alcohol bottles" rather than "nips" yesterday: On the Greg Hill Show on WEEI, Chris Curtis said one of his "top five nips" would be Asian-American sports reporter Mina Kimes. Curtis apologized, said he meant to blurt out the name of actress Mila Kunis, who has no Asian heritage.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 6:15 pm
Steve Cooper with snacks

WHDH's Steve Cooper took replenished the energy he used up while snowshoeing across the frozen, wind-swept tundra in the Fitchburg suburb of Ashby this evening.

Harvey Leonard, meanwhile, checked in from Florida: Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 10:22 am

Bay State Banner owner Mel Miller announced today he's sold the paper he's run for 57 years to a group headed by WBZ-TV video journalist Ron Mitchell and documentary filmmaker Andre Stark. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/23 - 11:47 am

NBC Boston's Tevin Wooten tests out a new unit for measuring snow: Dunkin' Munchkins on a straw.

But will it replace the bouchard?

By adamg - 2/25/23 - 10:15 am

The Boston Globe this afternoon became the latest media outlet to annnounce it's dropping Dilbert, now that its author has fully emerged as the racist many people already knew he was. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/23 - 9:54 am

One of the nation's most competitive broadcast-news markets - where else will you find dueling NPR newsrooms? - will soon get a new competitor: The Globe announced today it's staring a daily half-hour newscast this spring with NESN that will cover both news and sports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/23 - 9:35 am

Update: Suspended for a week.

Dan Kennedy provides the play by play for a Tony Massarotti incident last week.

By adamg - 2/18/23 - 10:59 am

Legendary WBZ-TV reporter Bill Shields has died

WBZ reports Shields, who began at WBZ in 1980, died from lung cancer.

By adamg - 2/8/23 - 1:29 pm

See ya, GateHouse or Gannett or whatever you call yourselves these days. A non-profit news startup co-founded by former Globe editorial-page editor Ellen Clegg in Brookline is not only starting up, it's hiring a full-time editor in chief - with "a competitive salary" and everything. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 10:14 am

Obviously, we could deal with that. Three state reps have proposed a way to support "local community newspapers" of the sort Gannett has been busy shutting down of late: A tax credit of up to $250 for people with subscriptions to their local newspaper. But their definition would include Web sites, too: Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 8:36 pm

John Carroll reports he could not believe his eyes the other day when the Globe replaced "Mother Goose and Grimm" with one of those depressing strips about 20somethings being depressing.

The Globe's Kevin Slane, though, reports the venerable strip is back today.

By adamg - 12/24/22 - 6:08 pm
Harvey Leonard does the weather

An old tradition among Jewish reporters is to take shifts on Christmas Eve and Christmas day so that their Christian co-workers can take the time off. Harvey Leonard came out of retirement tonight to give one of his former weather colleagues time off.

H/t Monica.

By adamg - 12/19/22 - 10:42 pm

A videographer who was fired from his job working on WCVB's "Chronicle" show in 2021 for refusing Covid-19 shots has sued the station and the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance for his firing in November, 2021 and denial of unemployment benefits, saying the station refused his legitimate request for a religious exemption and that the state is also discriminating against him by refusing to pay him unemployment. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/22 - 4:34 pm

The Newton Beacon, spearheaded by a group of people tired of non-coverage by Gannett's Newton non-site (the main story on which today is about restoration of an old house in Manomet), says it will begin publishing its first news items in mid-January - starting with coverage of three Proposition 2 1/2 overrides proposed by Mayor Ruthanne Fuller. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/22 - 11:20 am

Verizon just e-mailed its cable customers today that negotiations between it and Cox, which owns WFXT, on how much its cable service will pay to carry the station have reached a standstill and so there's a chance that when the current contract ends Dec. 15, customers will no longer be able to watch the station. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/22 - 1:01 pm
Old abandoned news box

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about old news boxes on Dartmouth Street outside Back Bay station.

This gets filled up with trash and looks like trash. I think there are at least two of them outside Back Bay station. Would be great to throw out and would be very simple.

By adamg - 11/28/22 - 11:21 am

Massachusetts today sued Google and iHeartMedia over 2019 ads on Boston radio stations by DJs and other on-air talent gushing about all the cool things they were able to do with their new Pixel 4 phones even though they didn't actually have the phones. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/22 - 2:13 pm

Dan Kennedy provides an appreciation of the Dorchester-born Peter Kadzis, who is retiring from full-time work as politics editor at GBH in January, after a career that included a long run at the Boston Phoenix, where he mentored numerous reporters.

By adamg - 11/15/22 - 9:16 am

WBUR reports the Globe has named Nancy Barnes as its next editor, replacing Brian McGrory, who is retiring to the life of a gentleman journalism-department chair at BU.

Barnes comes from NPR, where she was senior vice president for news and editorial director, and which she left after NPR announced it would hire an even more senior exec to oversee her. She has extensive newspaper experience as well; she previously worked at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Houston Chronicle.

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