The Herald reports that its new owner will be Digital First Media, a company that likes to make reporters work out of their houses rather than paying for an actual newsroom. The company bid $11.9 million for the paper in a bankruptcy auction.
Adam Smith, who started as an editorial assistant at the Herald, hopes it gets a chance.
Dan Shaughnessy Watch has the blow-by-blow in which Bill Simmons irritated the pearl that is Dan Shaughnessy, and all without mentioning him specifically.
Ron Borges won't be writing any columns for the Herald pending further review after the paper had to pull his column today, the one about Tom Brady threatening a tantrum unless he got paid like Jimmy Garoppolo, because it turns out his source was a WEEI caller pretending to be Brady's agent in a text message. Or as the Herald put it: Read more.
Instead of just throwing it out there like, oh, yeah, the concussion protocol, everybody knows what that is, duh! WBUR breaks it down.
A bunch of TV stations and news Web sites across the US used the same Aaron Hernandez photo to illustrate the Patriots win last night that WCVB used on its Twitter feed. Read more.
News that GE is in a spot of financial trouble has set Shirley Leung to thinking about the $60 million the state spent on buying those Fort Point buildings for GE (and the $60 million it set aside for renovations and infrastructure upgrades) and what happens if the company just leaves Boston altogether or stays here a shrunken husk of its former self. Read more.
Down in the basement of Boston City Hall, near an ATM and the entrance to the men's room, is a set of newspaper racks for Boston's free weekly newspapers - including an old Phoenix rack now used by the Dig.
As word spread that our racist shitholer-in-chief insulted Haiti and Haitian immigrants, our local dailies had to decide how to describe the word salad being tossed in Washington. Read more.
The Herald self-reports that owner Pat Purcell pulled out nearly $1 million in annual pay from the troubled tabloid - as well as payments for a golf-club membership - as the paper spiraled towards bankruptcy.
Listeners to IHeartMedia's Kiss 108 this morning learned one of the dangers of stations automating their operations: The station's news reports (shut up, yes, Kiss 108 has news reports) kept repeating "breaking" news of the Las Vegas massacre, which, of course, happened back in October. Chris taped one of the "news" broadcasts, says it was repeated at least five times today and says the station may have been running the same report since Friday. Read more.
John Carroll ponders coffee, selling for $10.99 a bag, that features Howie Carr's rictus on the front.
No, I haven't just spent too much time outside in the cold. But I think the local TV stations did a really good job with yesterday's storm. Read more.