By - 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 - 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 - 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.

By - 1/18/19 - 9:20 am
Weather Channel reporter with a ruler
French Toast Alert is at 4 Slices

Gary Waldeck ran across the Weather Channel's Steve Petyerak and Jim Cantore along the waterfront this morning, bracing, as one does when one works for the Weather Channel, for this weekend's snow/sleet action.

Yes, Mr. Thundersnow is in town. That's rarely a good thing. We've raised the French Toast Alert level to 4 Slices/High.

By - 1/13/19 - 1:38 pm

Yeah, yeah, the car section of the Sunday Globe is all ads and ad-related filler material, so maybe we shouldn't blame the newsroom for this review (published on paper today, but online last month), but still:

Read more.

By - 1/13/19 - 1:06 pm

The Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism and MuckRock have copies of lots and lots of documents related to gun sales in the state. They're looking for help to look at them and uncover interesting stuff.

By - 1/11/19 - 3:34 pm

The Globe self reports on how it has "cut ties" with vice president for advertising; doesn't say exactly what he did that led to that.

By - 12/26/18 - 11:24 am

Gary C., one of the Globe's dwindling number of print readers, reports a comics massacre at the paper. Read more.

By - 12/19/18 - 8:44 am

Dan Kennedy reports John Henry is saying the Globe is in the black - even as it brings in a union-busting law firm to handle contract talks with the Newspaper Guild. Read more.

By - 12/14/18 - 8:59 pm

Jack Sullivan noticed that yesterday ran a transcript of some interview Gisele Bundchen did with James Corden - a transcript the Globe site then picked up - that includes the following sentence that would seem to indicate its copy editor stopped reading a bit too soon: Read more.

By - 12/4/18 - 10:48 pm

The Lowell Sun reports Herald Editor in Chief Joe Sciacca is now regional editor in chief for a bunch of papers Digital First Media has picked up in New England and upstate New York. His purview will continue to include the shrunken Herald. Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 9:17 pm

Somebody tweets a question about buying a condo "in Boston" and Tom Shattuck, a writer at the Herald, replies:

Beacon Hill = Boston
Back Bay = Boston

Read more.

By - 11/28/18 - 2:30 pm

Norman Miller has written about beer for the MetroWest Daily News for 12 years now. He announced today he's giving it up:

I am killing the Beer Nut so Norman Miller has a chance to live.

I’m killing myself. That’s not hyperbole, it’s the truth. My lifestyle is killing me. I’m middle-aged and obese. I need to make changes so I can see 45, let alone 50 or beyond.

By - 11/27/18 - 1:27 pm
By - 11/25/18 - 11:41 am

The Globe's Yvonne Abraham explains why she's been missing for the past four months: She was recovering from a concussion.

The Herald's Howie Carr, meanwhile, broke his elbow and wrist while bicycling early this morning.

By - 11/19/18 - 5:38 pm

After shrinking the print business section to a couple pages in the Metro section (and, what, no more bird report?!?), the Globe today announced it's starting an online mini-site to cover marijuana in New England, staffed by two full-time reporters, a producer and, of course, an editor.

The site is, at least so far, imaginatively called Marijuana.

By - 11/8/18 - 10:58 am

Mark Garfinkel, laid off by the Herald in one of its stupider moves, reports he's been hired by NBC Boston, where he'll be doing both still photography and video.

He'll probably be competing at some news scenes with Stanley Forman, a Herald-American alumnus who now shoots for WCVB.

By - 11/8/18 - 10:25 am
Boston Globe logo being removed from former plant in Dorchester

Uncle Joey spotted workers removing the Globe logo from its former plant on Morrissey Boulevard, off I-93. The current owner is turning it into a high-tech incubator.

By - 11/5/18 - 9:48 am

Alex Kingsbury, formerly deputy Ideas editor at the Globe, is joining the New York Times as a senior staff editor for the editorial board, where he will write editorials, work on efforts similar to the Globe's national "the press is not the enemy effort" and will also help with the Times's technology coverage.

By - 10/4/18 - 10:58 am

Another round of layoffs at the tabloidette today, including Boston's best spot-news photographer, Mark Garfinkel (who'd been at the Herald for 25 years).