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By adamg - 6/14/21 - 10:49 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone's lawsuit against a New York blog and one of its writers under the state wiretap law, because the guy asked if he could record a phone "interview" with Curtatone, and the wiretap law only bars "secretly" recorded conversations. Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/21 - 11:22 pm

Blackstone, a New York investment firm, announced today it's buying International Data Group from the Chinese company that had acquired it in 2017. IDG runs a market consulting service and a variety of Web sites focused on IT buyers and sellers, both in the US and abroad.

By adamg - 5/18/21 - 9:27 am

Metro Corp. Publishing, which owns Boston and Philadelphia magazines, said today that Kirk Davis is taking over as its new president and CEO.

Davis was a top executive at GateHouse Media, but left in 2019, just before its merger with Gannett. But he has local roots: Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/21 - 9:51 pm

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.

By adamg - 4/22/21 - 9:36 am

Co-publisher Sue O'Connell reports that after 18 years she and Jeff Coakley are leaving the newspaper business, and are looking for somebody - or somebodies - to take over the two newspapers. Read more.

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By adamg - 4/16/21 - 9:47 pm

Apology from Emily Rooney, Beat the Press

WGBH's "Beat the Press" started tonight with an apology by Emily Rooney for the way she dismissed complaints by media professionals about the lack of minority representation at PBS in general and the way that all the time given over to documentaries by Ken Burns makes it near impossible for other documentary makers to get their work aired. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/21 - 9:10 am

Dan Kennedy reports that reporters at Stat, the Globe's medical and biotech Web site, have joined the Newspaper Guild.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 12:22 pm

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.

By adamg - 3/6/21 - 10:55 am

Secret Boston, which has been around for more than a decade at secretboston.net, reports some company out of Barcelona is now basically impersonating them at secretboston.com, and is selling tickets to an "immersive" Van Gogh exhibit that is not the one at the SoWa Power Station. For starters, that one doesn't have a location listed.

By adamg - 2/19/21 - 1:11 pm

BoMag, to make it seem like we're all media insiders here, says it's starting a paywall on its Web site - you can read four articles for free each month but after that, you'll be asked to sign up for a monthly subscription. But, bonus, that subscription will also include a copy of the print magazine once a month.

By adamg - 2/3/21 - 8:45 pm

The Boston Institute for Non-Profit Journalism has launched Somerville Wire to cover the city of 80,000.

By adamg - 2/1/21 - 9:19 pm
Harvey Leonard with chart showing 230 inches of snow in North Reading

BOSRocks forwards this screen capture of Harvey Leonard and some snow totals tonight. Why, that's nearly 26 on the Pete Bouchard meter.

Best weather-number video ever.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 3:19 pm

Dan Kennedy reports Globe opinion columnist Michael Cohen is leaving the Globe to start his own newsletter on the Substack platform.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 12:24 pm
Richardson with a snowball

Channel 5's Rhondella Richardson hefted a snowball of unusual size for her reporter-in-the-snow report in Bridgewater for the noon newscast.

As usual, Channel 7's Steve Cooper provided an epic man-vs-wild report from Woburn: Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/20 - 10:03 pm

WBZ dispatched grizzled reporter Bill Shields down to Hyde Park today in search of the unstuffed murderbird rampaging through the Westminster Avenue area. Fortunately, because of Covid-19, Shields was equipped with a microphone on a boom, with which he was able to fend off the angry avian long enough to make his escape.

By adamg - 10/19/20 - 3:30 pm
WBZ antenna

WBZ-AM antenna in its glory days, well, last December.

Earlier this month, WBZ tore down the antenna that had towered over Soldiers Field Road in Allston since its construction in 1950. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/20 - 12:06 pm

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.

By adamg - 9/24/20 - 9:47 am
NorthEndWaterfront.com logo

Matt Conti reports he will be winding down his work on NorthEndWaterfront.com and he and his staff will stop posting new items altogether in January.

Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/20 - 11:48 am
Final copy of the Jewish Advocate

The Jewish Advocate announced this week that its issue this week will be its last in print. Read more.

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