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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jack Sullivan noticed that boston.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).