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By adamg - 4/12/19 - 9:28 am

CommonWealth reports the Herald's hedge-fund owners are laying off four ad-layout workers, two reporters and at least one person in IT. The ad jobs, at least, are being outsourced to Michigan.

Also, the paper has started a paywall for its Web site.

By adamg - 4/10/19 - 11:23 pm

The Globe ran an online column today in which Luke O'Neil called for the permanent ostracizing of Kirstjen Nielsen, ousted as head of Homeland Security for not throwing enough babies in cages.

But the Globe did a bit of editing between the time O'Neil's column first went up and now. Here's his original beginning: Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/19 - 1:17 pm

If you haven't read this New Yorker article about the meteor that may have wiped out almost all life on Earth 66 million years ago, you should, because it's really interesting. The Boston Globe, of course, looked for a local angle - and found it, with a world map in today's print Ideas section (if it's online, let me know, I couldn't find it), with a dot on Boston and this caption:

If 99.9999% of all humans alive were wiped out, only the population of Boston would remain.

By adamg - 3/19/19 - 4:13 pm

Barely a week after WBUR announced the departure of its general manager, Boston's other NPR news station is announcing its general manager will be leaving too - but with a bit more lead time. Read more.

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/16/19 - 9:37 pm

Long-time DigBoston contributor Barry Thompson's series of interviews for an oral history about DigBoston (formerly Boston's Weekly Dig) in DigBoston: Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/19 - 8:14 am

Scott Fybush reports several people were let go at WBZ Newsradio, including anchor Josh Binswanger as well as weekend hosts Dean Johnson and Marissa DeFranco - whom the station is so far replacing with Larry Glick reruns.

By adamg - 3/11/19 - 12:30 pm

WBUR self-reports the departure of Charlie Kravetz as general manager. The station reports the decision was one of those mutual time-to-go-separate-ways things and that while his formal resignation becomes effective June 30, he is no longer involved in day-to-day operations - and he did not attend the staff meeting at which the news was announced. Twitter feed from the meeting.

By adamg - 3/6/19 - 2:09 pm

The City Council today approved a resolution in support of journalists at the Globe and WBUR who are battling management over workplace conditions and pay and benefits. Read more.

By adamg - 3/6/19 - 11:33 am

Gideon Litchfield, editor in chief of MIT Technology Review, recounts how the other day, they got an angry message from some guy about how they'd used his photo to illustrate an article about research at Brandeis that tried to explain "the hipster effect" - how non-conformists often wind up looking the same. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/19 - 8:46 am

WBUR self-reports on the overwhelming vote.

Meanwhile, over at the Globe, relations between the newsroom union and John Henry are getting a bit heated over contract talks, Dan Kennedy reports.

By adamg - 2/22/19 - 9:38 am

The Globe is looking to hire a criminal justice reporter:

We’re looking for a candidate who will provide watchdog coverage of the city police and its new commissioner; write human stories about law enforcement interaction with neighborhoods; and spot trends in policing and crime across Boston.

One requirement: "A high metabolism."

By adamg - 2/21/19 - 3:59 pm

Cafardo died today while at the Sox training camp in Florida, the Globe reports.

By adamg - 2/15/19 - 11:08 am

Former Boston Globe Chief Operating Officer Sean Keohan is suing the Globe and owner John Henry over the way he was terminated in 2017, saying he was denied a severance package he should have gotten. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/19 - 3:23 pm

We get the Sunday Globe, and today got some e-mail:

Your new weekly rate will be $8.10.

Yes, for one Sunday paper. David Belson, though, reports his new rate for the same paper is $7.10. Ed G. reports his new rate is $8.40. Bob P. reports a new rate of $7.50. DME reports $8.30.

By adamg - 2/4/19 - 5:35 pm

Gary LaPierre Farewell Video

WBZ Newsradio reports the death of longtime broadcaster Gary LaPierre, as well known for his winter school-closing rundowns as his news reporting and announcing. He had worked at the station for 44 years.

By adamg - 2/4/19 - 11:03 am
bostonglobe.com on Dec. 17 and today

Rajeeve Martyn compares bostonglobe.com home pages from Dec. 17 and today.

Of course, Globe Senior Hater Dan Shaughnessy led the doom train in December: Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/19 - 10:56 am

The New York Post reports the hedge fund that is now bleeding the Herald dry is looking to sell all its newspapers to Gannett (best known around here as the owner of USA Today). On a 1-10 scale, local media observer Dan Kennedy rates this deal as a 5.1 for the Herald, because it's not as if Gannett hasn't been squeezing its properties, either.

By adamg - 1/26/19 - 10:50 am

Fumiaki Minematsu reports how he and a friend picked up WBZ 1030 from two different points in Japan this past November. With recordings of their catches.

The 50-kW station has its active transmitter in Hull, where it offers unique local reception as well: Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/19 - 11:19 pm
Steve Cooper on WHDH

WHDH's Steve Cooper reported from Andover tonight with a snow shovel, an umbrella, a 40-lb. bag of salt, a box of Devil Dogs and a box of Twinkies.

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