Dan Kennedy reports GateHouse Media, which owns most of the suburban papers in eastern Massachusetts, is offering buyouts to workers.
WCVB reports the veteran sportscaster is recovering from surgery for a brain aneurysm.
New England One reports newsroom staffers were strongly encouraged to rearrange their schedules to for a motivational session yesterday.
WGBH reports newsroom reinvention may have a price. The layoffs would be in addition to the 19 positions being left unfilled after people left recently, either through buyouts or because they just wanted out.
New England One reports conditions and ratings at WFXT are so dire its new corporate overlords are bringing in non-stop consulting to figure out what else to do besides changing the colors of the news studio.
The Globe is sending notes to subscribers today: Starting Aug. 1 they will no longer get credits for stopping the paper while on vacation, unless their vacations are at least 22 days long. Read more.
Dan Kennedy reports, adds the Globe isn't saying who - or what they'll do with the 16.4-acre parcel. Bill Forry, of what could soon be the only newspaper based in Dorchester, adds that whatever gets proposed will likely need both city and state approval - the latter because of potential contamination on the site and because it sits right next to a marsh.
Everybody has their breaking point and Sebastian Smee's apparently came at an ICA exhibit that involved the artist arranging a series of monochromatic panels in a row (or sometimes just a single giant panel covering an entire wall) and Smee just loses it and symbolically throws his critic's notebook against the wall and screams "Enough with this crap already!" Only he's a well regarded critic, so he uses much longer, more erudite words.
The Globe plans to turn boston.com into a travel, entertainment and forum site as it concentrates on bulking up the news at bostonglobe.com, boston.com managers told their staff today. And that means a bunch of them will be asked to leave.
Eleanor Cleverly, the site's general manager, and Anthony Bonfiglio, who recently took over as the person in charge of "digital operations" for John Henry's media companies, wrote in a memo today: Read more.
The Globe's Dover correspondent gets down with some real talk for suburban moms: Stop making the rest of us suffer by forcing us to see you in your boring black leggings and stuff. At least put on a silk top before you go out, for Christ's sake.
Dan Kennedy gets the scoop: Linda Henry will take direct control of boston.com following the departure of John Henry's vice president for digital, David Skok.
New England One reports reporter investigative reporter Lauren Leamanczyk is leaving for a job on a Minneapolis station's equivalent of WBZ's I-Team. She's the 18th newsroom staffer to leave Channel 4 in a little more than a year.
The recent issues at BLS being reported by the media are indicators of a larger problem within the City of Boston, and it's time for constituents of Boston's legislators and officials to hold those truly responsible accountable for their inaction.
The boston.com story about the Indian restaurant in Cambridge that couldn't get rid of an Entourage poster mounted to one of its walls was interesting, except that some guy from West Roxbury (a former Jeopardy contestant, in fact) had removed it four days before the article appeared, the Dig reports.
NBC Boston, the still not-quite-baked Channel 7 killer, is looking for a full-time social-media editor who is as adept at the AP Styleguide and breaking news as he or she is at Facebook and Snapchat. The successful candidate will also agree to commit to giving up any semblance of a life outside of work, specifically, "Must have ability to work any of a 24x7 shift" and "Must be available to work weekends and extended daily hours when needed."
News One reports Phil Lipof, anchor of WCVB's 5 p.m. newscast, is departing for the new station NBC is building atop NECN as it seeks to crush current NBC affiliate WHDH.
WBUR went live today with an all-new look for its Web site featuring large photos and type on its stories and an easier way to listen to the station online - just click the little button in the left-hand corner (or the bar at the bottom of the mobile-friendly mobile version).
Kevin Murray, a member of Quality Education for Every Student, questions the findings of an outside audit by McKinsey of facilities and capacity in the Boston Public Schools. The interview for BNN News by Chris Lovett, aired May 5, 2016.
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