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By adamg - 8/5/19 - 4:39 pm

USA Today reports the owner of GateHouse Media, which owns many of the Boston area's newspapers, will buy Gannett, then rename GateHouse as Gannett.

Meanwhile, the Boston Business Journal reports newsroom and many business-side employees at the Globe will stage a brief walkout tomorrow to protest the way contract talks are going.

By adamg - 7/26/19 - 8:37 am

It's ancient history by now, of course, but way back in June, Tomato Can Dan got his knickers in a bunch when an American team ran up the score against an opponent. That's just not fair, and it's so unseemly, he thundered about the US women's soccer team. This morning, Rev. Laura Everett wonders: Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 11:04 pm

Yesterday, Dan Shaughnessy doubled down on his tomato canning to get on his high horse (or as Dan Shaughnessy Watch put it, get on his Shetland pony) to bitch about women athletes daring to celebrate a blowout win in the World Cup soccer competition. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 4:11 pm

CommonWealth's Michael Jonas tallied up the bylines in yesterday's Globe coverage of the murder of cabbie Luckinson Oruma in the Back Bay - nine reporters contributed. Even the Herald, which barely has a newsroom anymore, had three reporters on the story yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/19 - 1:42 pm

Yesterday, the Globe gave Cape and Islands DA Michael O'Keefe all the space he needed to sputter about (((George Soros))) and the true cause of all the crime in Boston today: Black kids in saggy pants who listen to the hip hop. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 8:17 pm

As expected, Robert Chain, 68, of Encino, CA, pleaded guilty today to federal charges related to the more than one dozen phone calls he made to the Boston Globe threatening to shoot Globe employees in the head. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/19 - 11:52 am

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop on that and the Globe's search for a permanent op-ed editor - who might also be put in charge of revamping the Sunday Ideas section.

By adamg - 5/11/19 - 9:39 am

The Globe has dropped out of a lawsuit looking for access to the video because the investigation into what he may have done in Florida no longer is no longer part of an investigation into sex trafficking, Deadspin reports.

Dan Kennedy argues that's a mistake.

By adamg - 5/7/19 - 8:02 am

The Washington Post reports it's hired the Globe's Janice Page as its new arts editor.

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

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

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

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