Karen Hensel, who worked as an investigative reporter at NBC Boston from its start in 2016 until she was fired n 2019, today filed a sex discrimination suit against the station, accusing it of firing her over her relationship with the police chief of a Worcester suburb when other newsroom employees were getting away with the same thing or worse, except they were men - and of ignoring an unending barrage of harassment by one of her fellow investigative reporters. Read more.
Former NBC Boston reporter sues for sex discrimination; says her downfall accelerated when another reporter who hated her objected to being seated near her in the newsroom
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Hold the presses: Judge rejects Globe request to dismiss lawsuit over 'pixel' trackers on its Web site
A federal judge ruled today that a law originally originally designed to protect people's VHS viewing habits might also apply to people looking at online videos and so tossed the Boston Globe's request he simply dismiss a California man's lawsuit over trackers on bostonglobe.com he claims were sending his video viewing habits to Facebook. Read more.
As word spread of the queen's death, a steady stream of well wishers bearing bouquets of flowers did not descend on the local British consulate
Chris Devers went to see the developing scene outside the British consulate at 1 Broadway in Kendall Square this afternoon - only to find some people eating at the cafe there and a number of Boston news photographers waiting around to see if someone, anyone, would show up to pay their respects.
The Globe reports Editor Brian McGrory will step down after 10 years to become chairman of the journalism department at Boston University. He will also start writing a column for the Globe again.
Dan Kennedy has a copy of his memo to his staff.
WBZ reports that Bruce Schwoegler, who forecast the weather there for 33 years, has died at 80.
Schwoegler spent five straight days doing the weather during and after the Blizzard of '78, because the station's other weather people couldn't get to the station's studios on Soldiers Field Road.
Faced with court order, Everett newspaper to give up names of confidential sources in libel suit by mayor
The editor of the Everett Leader Herald has agreed to provide Mayor Carlo DeMaria with the names and contact info for the confidential sources it said it relied on for articles accusing him of corruption - articles over which DeMaria is now suing the newspaper and the city clerk for defamation. Read more.
Update: The lawsuit includes a screen capture of a tweet that does not offer the video in question for sale. However, Hammann posted two tweets, one of which did offer a high-quality version of the video for sale to news organizations. The story has been updated with that.
A videojournalist who lives in Franklin today sued NBC Boston for re-using video he posted on Twitter of a fire in his hometown last year without either asking or paying him. Read more.
Amy Sangiolo's Fig City News has beaten the Newton Beacon to filling the news hole left when Gannett pulled the plug on what was left of its Newton coverage. Read more.
Dan Kennedy heralds the arrival of Axios Local Boston, written by two reporters who actually know Boston, and runs down all the local e-mail newsletters to which you can now subscribe.
A group of Newton residents have formed a foundation to start the Newton Beacon to give the Garden City the sort of news coverage it lost long ago as GateHouse and now Gannett, which is really still GateHouse, slashed its reporting staff in the Boston area and elsewhere. Read more.
WBZ reports the death of the former anchor and bad-weather reporter.
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.
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."
Boston Globe to judge: We're not in the video business and we're not sending personal data to Facebook, so throw this lawsuit out, please
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists say interviewer told them he was with the Globe, not with the cancer-stick maker the Globe is running paid content for
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.
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.
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.