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By adamg - 4/3/24 - 3:18 pm

The Globe today has has an editorial about the supposed dangers of a legal cottage industry in suits over what some organizations may or may not be doing with data from Facebook "tracking pixels." As Dan Kennedy notes, the editorial lists some examples, but omits one very close to home: The Globe itself settled just such a suit (and so we got a payment for $158.03 in February).

By adamg - 2/17/24 - 11:20 am

Dan Kennedy reports that long-time Globe readers are being notified they're owed up to $158.03 as their share of a settlement of a lawsuit over the Globe's online privacy practices. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/24 - 1:26 pm

Well compensated Massachusetts executives take note: "Wages" are for working stiffs and don't include any promised share of company profits, so you can't can't get triple damages if you don't get that share and then get fired and sue. Read more

By adamg - 11/13/23 - 12:53 pm

CommonWealth Beacon digs up new info on the saga of the nine MBTA officials the Globe wrote lived well out of the T district when, in fact, only six of them did: The Globe had to print corrections and fired the reporter, whom state and MBTA flacks knew was working on the story and knew the names of the officials yet refused to answer the reporter's calls for comment: Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/23 - 2:28 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop: The Globe is planning to bolster its coverage of Boston suburbs in general, with two editors and four reporters - and with one of those editors and reporters assigned specifically to what the honchos call "Cambridge and Somerville - Camberville if you will." Or Cambridge Day turf.

By adamg - 8/30/23 - 10:42 am

The Globe yesterday ran this headline: Self-driving cars are booming in San Francisco. Is it really a loss for Boston?

Betteridge's Law holds: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word No." Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/23 - 9:21 pm
Photo in the Globe of a training fire-department diver blending with a photo of a man skipping rope

Gary C. reports he was reading the paper version of the Globe today with some bright light in the background - making a photo on one page of a fire-department diver training in a Stoneham pond merge serendipitously with a photo on the page he was looking at of a man skipping rope in Boston.

By adamg - 6/30/23 - 11:02 am

Vinay Mehra, who left as president of Boston Globe Media Partners in 2020 after just three years in the job, yesterday sued the company over the more than $12 million in lost wages, commissions and severance he claims he is owed under a contract he charges John and Linda Henry's company decided not to honor - times three, under the state wage act. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/23 - 11:24 am

The Globe is betting it has a better case than the company it had a deal with to turn part of boston.com into a sports-betting hub - and has responded to the company's suit over the hub's collapse with a counter-suit of its own. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/23 - 6:29 pm

The Boston Globe and a California man who says he was very put out by the "tracking pixel" that allegedly funneled his Globe video viewing habits to Facebook today filed a proposed settlement in which the Globe will create a fund to pay past visitors to bostonglobe.com and set aside $1 million to extend the subscriptions of digital subscribers for a week in recompense. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/23 - 10:04 am

Dan Kennedy, a journalism professor at Northeastern, lists several reasons: Off-the-record conversations can be a key to significant journalism (think Deep Throat) and Woodstein, the Globe and Herald reporters probably didn't realize the depths to which Rollins was sinking and there's actually a case involving a politician who was publicly turned out after leaking, sued, and won.

By adamg - 5/17/23 - 12:35 pm

An investigation into the soon-to-be-former US Attorney for Massachusetts grew from a look at her possibly inappropriate attendance at a Democratic fundraiser to include allegations she tried to influence the election of her successor as Suffolk DA in part by planting stories that the acting DA was under federal investigation, even though he wasn't. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/23 - 10:38 am

Dan Kennedy reports that Andrea Estes now has "former reporter" on her Globe bio page and that Globe Editor Nancy Barnes has told the newsroom that she is looking at what went wrong with Estes's story about nine T managers working from hundreds of miles away when three of them were actually in Boston the whole time.

By adamg - 5/1/23 - 11:03 am

A Danish company that operates Web sites for sports betters is suing the Boston Globe's parent company, charging the two were all set to build a sports-betting hub on boston.com until the Globe decided to ditch it at the last minute for a deal with the locally headquartered DraftKings. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/23 - 4:56 pm

Dan Kennedy reports on a correction the Globe ran today because it turns out three of the MBTA managers it said lived hundreds of miles from here all actually live in Boston - two of them so close to T headquarters in Park Square that they normally walk to work.

By adamg - 2/25/23 - 10:15 am

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.

By adamg - 2/23/23 - 9:54 am

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.

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 8:36 pm

John Carroll reports he could not believe his eyes the other day when the Globe replaced "Mother Goose and Grimm" with one of those depressing strips about 20somethings being depressing.

The Globe's Kevin Slane, though, reports the venerable strip is back today.

By adamg - 11/15/22 - 9:16 am

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.

By adamg - 9/19/22 - 9:25 pm

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.

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