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By adamg - 4/26/23 - 10:22 pm

Yawu Miller reflects on his career at the Banner as a way of telling us he won't be sticking around under new management. But he says he'll remain in journalism and promises "I’ll soon announce my next assignment."

By adamg - 4/20/23 - 1:35 pm

A couple days ago, longtime Cambridge Day publisher, editor and reporter Marc Levy announced he had joined up with the Cambridge Local News Matters Advisory Board on a $75,000 crowdsourcing effort to ensure the site not only stays up but expands - by hiring writers, editors and a publisher. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/23 - 10:18 am

Dan Kennedy posts comments from Boston's other NPR news station that it won't be quitting Twitter just because the platform's owner hates NPR.

By adamg - 4/12/23 - 10:25 pm

One of Boston's NPR stations announced today it is leaving Twitter.

WBUR CEO Margaret Low writes it's because of Titter Ownerboi Elon Musk declaring NPR "state-affiliated media:" Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/23 - 10:33 am

Deadspin explains why City Councilors Ed Flynn and Ricardo Arroyo referred to "miniature alcohol bottles" rather than "nips" yesterday: On the Greg Hill Show on WEEI, Chris Curtis said one of his "top five nips" would be Asian-American sports reporter Mina Kimes. Curtis apologized, said he meant to blurt out the name of actress Mila Kunis, who has no Asian heritage.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 6:15 pm
Steve Cooper with snacks

WHDH's Steve Cooper replenished the energy he used up while snowshoeing across the frozen, wind-swept tundra in the Fitchburg suburb of Ashby this evening.

Harvey Leonard, meanwhile, checked in from Florida: Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 10:22 am

Bay State Banner owner Mel Miller announced today he's sold the paper he's run for 57 years to a group headed by WBZ-TV video journalist Ron Mitchell and documentary filmmaker Andre Stark. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/23 - 11:47 am

NBC Boston's Tevin Wooten tests out a new unit for measuring snow: Dunkin' Munchkins on a straw.

But will it replace the bouchard?

By adamg - 2/25/23 - 10:15 am

The Boston Globe this afternoon became the latest media outlet to annnounce it's dropping Dilbert, now that its author has fully emerged as the racist many people already knew he was. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/23 - 9:54 am

One of the nation's most competitive broadcast-news markets - where else will you find dueling NPR newsrooms? - will soon get a new competitor: The Globe announced today it's staring a daily half-hour newscast this spring with NESN that will cover both news and sports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/23 - 9:35 am

Update: Suspended for a week.

Dan Kennedy provides the play by play for a Tony Massarotti incident last week.

By adamg - 2/18/23 - 10:59 am

Legendary WBZ-TV reporter Bill Shields has died

WBZ reports Shields, who began at WBZ in 1980, died from lung cancer.

By adamg - 2/8/23 - 1:29 pm

See ya, GateHouse or Gannett or whatever you call yourselves these days. A non-profit news startup co-founded by former Globe editorial-page editor Ellen Clegg in Brookline is not only starting up, it's hiring a full-time editor in chief - with "a competitive salary" and everything. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 10:14 am

Obviously, we could deal with that. Three state reps have proposed a way to support "local community newspapers" of the sort Gannett has been busy shutting down of late: A tax credit of up to $250 for people with subscriptions to their local newspaper. But their definition would include Web sites, too: Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 8:36 pm

John Carroll reports he could not believe his eyes the other day when the Globe replaced "Mother Goose and Grimm" with one of those depressing strips about 20somethings being depressing.

The Globe's Kevin Slane, though, reports the venerable strip is back today.

By adamg - 12/24/22 - 6:08 pm
Harvey Leonard does the weather

An old tradition among Jewish reporters is to take shifts on Christmas Eve and Christmas day so that their Christian co-workers can take the time off. Harvey Leonard came out of retirement tonight to give one of his former weather colleagues time off.

H/t Monica.

By adamg - 12/19/22 - 10:42 pm

A videographer who was fired from his job working on WCVB's "Chronicle" show in 2021 for refusing Covid-19 shots has sued the station and the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance for his firing in November, 2021 and denial of unemployment benefits, saying the station refused his legitimate request for a religious exemption and that the state is also discriminating against him by refusing to pay him unemployment. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/22 - 4:34 pm

The Newton Beacon, spearheaded by a group of people tired of non-coverage by Gannett's Newton non-site (the main story on which today is about restoration of an old house in Manomet), says it will begin publishing its first news items in mid-January - starting with coverage of three Proposition 2 1/2 overrides proposed by Mayor Ruthanne Fuller. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/22 - 11:20 am

Verizon just e-mailed its cable customers today that negotiations between it and Cox, which owns WFXT, on how much its cable service will pay to carry the station have reached a standstill and so there's a chance that when the current contract ends Dec. 15, customers will no longer be able to watch the station. Read more.

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