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By adamg - 5/26/22 - 6:30 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop: The Globe is ending Globe Direct, its ad circular that had been bedeviling people across the Boston area for years.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 4:45 pm

As of a couple minutes ago, the top story on the home page of what used to be the Brookline Tab is a look at senior living complexes for "55-plus downsizers," rather than the fact that teachers in the town are on strike and schools are shut. There is a generic item about fun events - this past weekend - and a probing story about whether towns such as Salem, NH are Boston suburbs.

In fact, there is absolute nothing about Brookline on the home page except a note about how to "contact the Brookline Tab."

By adamg - 5/2/22 - 10:32 am

A man who alleges bostonglobe.com is sending his personal data to Facebook via videos on the site is full of it, the Globe says, in more legalistic terms, in its response to his suit over the alleged practice. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/22 - 4:01 pm

Carly Carioli made that observation today on learning that Joseph F. Kahn had been anointed as the next editor of the New York Times. Kahn grew up in eastern Massachusetts, son of Leo Kahn, who co-founded Staples (based in Framingham) and Purity Supreme (he co-founded Staples with former rival Thomas Stemberg of Finast). Kahn's parents gave their son the middle initial of F, which doesn't stand for anything, but which meant his initials would be the same as JFK's.

By adamg - 4/19/22 - 9:23 am

DigBoston announced today it's suspending its weekly print edition again, and for much the same reason as in 2020: The pandemic and its continuing effects on the economy, which in the Dig's case means a continuing lack of advertising from clubs and other entertainment spots.

By adamg - 3/29/22 - 9:22 am

A Somerville landlord says the Tufts Daily wouldn't correct a mistake in a story about a protest outside his office that made him sound like a liar, so now he's suing its two top editors for $50,000 in Middlesex Superior Court to make up for the libel, emotional distress and invasion of privacy he claims he suffered. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/22 - 10:19 pm

CommonWealth Magazine reports somebody writing paid filler content to as part of Philip Morris's attempt to push a new form of products that are heated rather then lit told scientists he was working for the Globe, not Philip Morris, and that they never would have agreed to participate in shilling for a tobacco company.

Via Dan Kennedy.

By adamg - 3/26/22 - 11:48 am

Priyanka Dayal McCluskey, who had been covering the health-care industry for the Globe, is taking the Green Line out to Commonwealth Avenue to join WBUR.

By adamg - 3/21/22 - 10:37 am

Dan Kennedy notes the dueling Boston Magazine and Globe stories over the weekend over why David Ortiz got shot in 2019. The Globe does have former BPD Commissioner Ed Davis recounting a disrespected-gangster theory, while BoMag does not; Kennedy notes that Davis, hired by Ortiz, is a security consultant to the Globe, whose owner, of course, is a major shareholder in the Red Sox.

By adamg - 3/17/22 - 9:42 am

Greg Reibman at the Charles River Regional Chamber reports that Gannett will stop printing the Newton Tab, Needham Times and Watertown Tab & Press in May. It shut its paper serving some Boston neighborhoods in December.

By adamg - 3/15/22 - 12:44 pm

Dan Kennedy reports that Mike Deehan, currently GBH's State House reporter (and before that, a reporter for the State House News Service and the Dorchester Reporter) will be heading up the news side of an attempt by Axios to give Boston the sort of "smart brevity" it apparently can't get from any of its existing news sources.

By adamg - 3/1/22 - 10:42 pm

John Carroll notes that while both papers with "Boston" in their name had stories yesterday about the Isabella Stewart Gardner heist (no, the paintings haven't been recovered), the Globe's was actually written by somebody on staff (grizzled veteran organized-crime reporter Shelley Murphy) while the Herald's story was outsourced from the Hartford Courant.

By adamg - 2/23/22 - 11:04 pm
Gerry Callahan: Too bad about Hunter Biden

This is the first thing washed up talk-show host Gerry Callahan could think of to tweet after he heard the Russians had attacked Ukraine.

By adamg - 2/22/22 - 9:52 am
WFXT logo

Cox, which bought WFXT from Fox, is selling the station to no, not Lox, but hedge fund Standard General, which says it will make the station "a foundation" of its new broadcast group. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/22 - 11:03 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop on Gannett's plans to remove what little local content the chain's weekly newspapers in eastern Massachusetts already have and replace them with "regional" coverage. In other words, what they did with the smushed together Allston/Brighton and West Roxbury/Roslindale weeklies years ago before finally just shutting them completely in December.

By adamg - 2/7/22 - 3:46 pm

An Irvine, CA man who says he's had a digital Globe subscription since 2020 today sued the media outlet for $5 million, alleging it's been sending his personal information to Facebook whenever he watches videos on the Globe site. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/22 - 1:05 pm

Dan Kennedy reports some group called City Cast is assembling a three-person team to create "a daily podcast and newsletter" that promises to be "the passionate, curious, connecting voice of your city and mine," unlike all the dull, plodding disconnected media outlets Boston already has, not to mention the ones it's getting.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 1:28 pm
15 reporters and weather people on the screen at once

NBC Boston showed its reporting fury at noon today, putting 15 reporters and weather people on air all at once, easily topping Channel 7's 12-box: Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/22 - 2:13 pm

The Gannett-owned MetroWest Daily News and Milford Daily News announced today they are halting publication of their Saturday print editions on March 5. Read more.

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