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.
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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.
WBUR reports the Globe has named Nancy Barnes as its next editor, replacing Brian McGrory, who is retiring to the life of a gentleman journalism-department chair at BU.
Barnes comes from NPR, where she was senior vice president for news and editorial director, and which she left after NPR announced it would hire an even more senior exec to oversee her. She has extensive newspaper experience as well; she previously worked at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Houston Chronicle.
Hold the presses: Judge rejects Globe request to dismiss lawsuit over 'pixel' trackers on its Web site
A federal judge ruled today that a law originally originally designed to protect people's VHS viewing habits might also apply to people looking at online videos and so tossed the Boston Globe's request he simply dismiss a California man's lawsuit over trackers on bostonglobe.com he claims were sending his video viewing habits to Facebook. Read more.
The Globe reports Editor Brian McGrory will step down after 10 years to become chairman of the journalism department at Boston University. He will also start writing a column for the Globe again.
Dan Kennedy has a copy of his memo to his staff.
Dan Kennedy gets the scoop: The Globe is ending Globe Direct, its ad circular that had been bedeviling people across the Boston area for years.
Boston Globe to judge: We're not in the video business and we're not sending personal data to Facebook, so throw this lawsuit out, please
A man who alleges bostonglobe.com is sending his personal data to Facebook via videos on the site is full of it, the Globe says, in more legalistic terms, in its response to his suit over the alleged practice. Read more.
Scientists say interviewer told them he was with the Globe, not with the cancer-stick maker the Globe is running paid content for
CommonWealth Magazine reports somebody writing paid filler content to as part of Philip Morris's attempt to push a new form of products that are heated rather then lit told scientists he was working for the Globe, not Philip Morris, and that they never would have agreed to participate in shilling for a tobacco company.
Via Dan Kennedy.
Priyanka Dayal McCluskey, who had been covering the health-care industry for the Globe, is taking the Green Line out to Commonwealth Avenue to join WBUR.
Dan Kennedy notes the dueling Boston Magazine and Globe stories over the weekend over why David Ortiz got shot in 2019. The Globe does have former BPD Commissioner Ed Davis recounting a disrespected-gangster theory, while BoMag does not; Kennedy notes that Davis, hired by Ortiz, is a security consultant to the Globe, whose owner, of course, is a major shareholder in the Red Sox.
An Irvine, CA man who says he's had a digital Globe subscription since 2020 today sued the media outlet for $5 million, alleging it's been sending his personal information to Facebook whenever he watches videos on the Globe site. Read more.
The Boston Newspaper Guild, which represents newsroom and advertising staffers, announced the deal tonight.
Members of the Boston Newspaper Guild, which represents the newsroom and advertising staff at the Globe, stood outside WBUR's auditorium at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul Street this evening as Globe CEO Linda Pizzuti Henry was inside speaking on a panel titled "Trailblazers: Women news leaders from Katherine Graham to today," led by NPR's Robin Young - who asked if she wanted to say anything about the guild's lack of a contract for three years now. Henry said the panel was not the place to discuss labor issues.
In a story the other day, the Globe noted just how diverse this year's major mayoral candidates are, i.e., not a single white guy in the bunch. But the story included this bit about Annissa Essaibi George: Read more.
Boston's existing Black newspaper blasts new Globe/BU anti-racism effort as 'subtly hostile to Blacks'
The Bay State Banner is no fan of the Emancipator, a new Web site by the Globe op-ed department and Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research - starting with its name. Read more.
Dan Kennedy reports Globe opinion columnist Michael Cohen is leaving the Globe to start his own newsletter on the Substack platform.
Dan Kennedy reports that Nestor Ramos, who just recently got on the Globe masthead, when he was named senior assistant managing editor for local news, is leaving to become an assistant editor at the Times metro desk. Kennedy quotes a memo from Globe Editor Brian McGrory, who says the Times grabbing Globies is "getting old," here we thought the Globe was the Washington Post farm team.
Dan Kennedy reports.
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