Media

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?

By - 6/15/18 - 6:39 pm

The Globe self reports that the suspension is without pay - and that he will also be barred from doing any interviews with other media outlets for several months after that. Read more.

By - 6/14/18 - 8:43 am

CommonWealth surveys the latest damage to the once feisty tabloid.

By - 6/12/18 - 9:04 pm

Will Shirley Leung ever get over the loss of the Olympics? No, of course not:

I can’t help but get wistful when I hear Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gush about hosting the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Those were the Games that could have been Boston’s had we not self destructed, paving the way for LA to win the bid.

By - 6/11/18 - 1:45 pm

Brian Dowling of the Herald has the details.

Joint statement filed Friday, released today.

By - 5/25/18 - 9:24 am

Thank goodness we have Dan Kennedy to keep us updated with what now seem to be twice-daily dispatches from the front lines of our paper of record. In addition to the latest #metoo case, he reports the Globe is planning on some downsizing, at first through buyouts, but eventually with layoffs if needed.

By - 5/23/18 - 9:39 pm

Dan Kennedy posts a memo from Globe Editor Brian McGrory to his staff about the harassment allegation against him by former boston.com Deputy Editor Hilary Sargent.

By - 5/23/18 - 9:16 am

CommonWealth details an accusation by former Globe intern and boston.com deputy editor Hilary Sargent against current Globe editor Brian McGrory.

In December, the Globe fired a State House reporter after accusations against him surfaced (during the Globe's investigation into State House sexual harassment).

By - 5/14/18 - 10:09 pm

Herald reporter Bob McGovern tallies the damage since a slash-and-burn owner took over at the Herald:

At one point the Herald encompassed two floors  -  now advertising and editorial are separated by a little more than 77 inches of carpet.

By - 5/10/18 - 5:50 pm

but I think it is of interest. His interview in Boston Magazine: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2018/05/09/i-love-my-job-universalhu...

By - 5/10/18 - 5:47 pm

but in case you missed it from Boston Magazine yesterday here is his story: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2018/05/09/i-love-my-job-universalhu...

By - 5/5/18 - 2:36 pm

Now a novelist, in 1996, Alisa Valdes was a writer for the Living section of the Globe when Junot Diaz's "Drown" collection of short stories came out. When he came up to Boston, she interviewed him and they began a relationship even though he expressed disgust when she took him to a Dominican restaurant in JP rather than a fancy place downtown. Read more.

By - 4/25/18 - 10:06 am

WBZ Newsradio reports the death this morning of Lana Jones, a longtime reporter. Jones, 62, had joined the station in 1991. Read more.

By - 4/20/18 - 4:53 pm

And it's bringing in "a third party with expertise" as it investigates allegations that he made stuff up.

Earlier:
Does Kevin Cullen still smell the Marathon explosions?

By - 4/20/18 - 10:59 am

WEEI's Kirk Minihane yesterday ripped into Kevin Cullen for two bombing-related columns - one over the weekend, the other a couple days after the bombings. In the first column, he wrote that Martin Richard's father was a runner in the race; in the second, he made it sound like he was at the scene at the time of the explosions.

David Wade reports the Globe is now investigating Cullen's writing on the topic.

By - 4/19/18 - 10:14 pm

David Wade reports Gil Santos has died. He was 80.

Gil Santos's top 10 calls.