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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.

By adamg - 9/7/22 - 12:59 pm

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.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 6:30 pm

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.

By adamg - 5/2/22 - 10:32 am

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.

By adamg - 3/27/22 - 10:19 pm

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.

By adamg - 3/26/22 - 11:48 am

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.

By adamg - 3/21/22 - 10:37 am

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.

By adamg - 2/7/22 - 3:46 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/19/21 - 9:41 pm

The Boston Newspaper Guild, which represents newsroom and advertising staffers, announced the deal tonight.

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