Boston Globe

By - 4/23/19 - 9:43 am

WBUR reports the lawyer for the California guy who called the Globe more than a dozen times last August to threaten to storm the newsroom and kill people says the guy now realizes he was a shmuck and will plead guilty in Boston federal court and apologize. Read more.

By - 4/12/19 - 10:26 am

The Washington Post reports that after deleting a columnist's wish to have pissed on William Kristol's salmon and his don't-do-it-but-do-it urging to restaurant workers to do something similar to Kirstjen Nielsen's food, the Globe surrendered to criticism and pulled Luke O'Neil's online column.

The move leaves us with only Joan Vennochi's column in which she says, yeah, Nielsen is a horrible person, but we should let her speak.

By - 4/10/19 - 11:23 pm

The Globe ran an online column today in which Luke O'Neil called for the permanent ostracizing of Kirstjen Nielsen, ousted as head of Homeland Security for not throwing enough babies in cages.

But the Globe did a bit of editing between the time O'Neil's column first went up and now. Here's his original beginning: Read more.

By - 4/7/19 - 1:17 pm

If you haven't read this New Yorker article about the meteor that may have wiped out almost all life on Earth 66 million years ago, you should, because it's really interesting. The Boston Globe, of course, looked for a local angle - and found it, with a world map in today's print Ideas section (if it's online, let me know, I couldn't find it), with a dot on Boston and this caption:

If 99.9999% of all humans alive were wiped out, only the population of Boston would remain.

By - 3/21/19 - 9:05 pm

The Boston Globe's Annika Hom talks with Leemarie Mosca, the new president and executive director of Rosie's Place Mosca serves as "the organization's fifth president" and is "responsible for overseeing organizational affairs, community engagement, and 123 staff members."

By - 3/6/19 - 2:09 pm

The City Council today approved a resolution in support of journalists at the Globe and WBUR who are battling management over workplace conditions and pay and benefits. Read more.

By - 2/28/19 - 8:46 am

WBUR self-reports on the overwhelming vote.

Meanwhile, over at the Globe, relations between the newsroom union and John Henry are getting a bit heated over contract talks, Dan Kennedy reports.

By - 2/22/19 - 9:38 am

The Globe is looking to hire a criminal justice reporter:

We’re looking for a candidate who will provide watchdog coverage of the city police and its new commissioner; write human stories about law enforcement interaction with neighborhoods; and spot trends in policing and crime across Boston.

One requirement: "A high metabolism."

By - 2/21/19 - 3:59 pm

Cafardo died today while at the Sox training camp in Florida, the Globe reports.

By - 2/15/19 - 11:08 am

Former Boston Globe Chief Operating Officer Sean Keohan is suing the Globe and owner John Henry over the way he was terminated in 2017, saying he was denied a severance package he should have gotten. Read more.

By - 2/13/19 - 3:23 pm

We get the Sunday Globe, and today got some e-mail:

Your new weekly rate will be $8.10.

Yes, for one Sunday paper. David Belson, though, reports his new rate for the same paper is $7.10. Ed G. reports his new rate is $8.40. Bob P. reports a new rate of $7.50. DME reports $8.30.

By - 2/4/19 - 11:03 am on Dec. 17 and today

Rajeeve Martyn compares home pages from Dec. 17 and today.

Of course, Globe Senior Hater Dan Shaughnessy led the doom train in December: Read more.

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 - 1/11/19 - 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 - 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.