Media

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

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

By - 5/3/19 - 12:47 pm

Wow, the newly invigorated Boston Herald is really punching up these days: Yesterday, it ran a shocking expose on how a newspaper that's been dead for six years, its archives now stored at Northeastern, used to run lots of ads for escort services. Read more.

By - 4/29/19 - 2:13 pm

WNEV-TV first revamped newscast 1982

NBC Boston reports the death of longtime Boston TV anchorman Tom Ellis, who, spent 40 years in Boston TV news, ending with 14 years at NECN, according to his biography at the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame. at which he was an inductee.

By - 4/25/19 - 11:14 am
Improper Bostonian

Improper Bostonian Publisher Wendy Semonian Eppich announced the magazine for Bostonian bon vivants is shutting down, effective immediately.

While this news might be surprising, the company has had a great run and we’re hopefully leaving this incredible city better and brighter since our inception in 1991.

By - 4/24/19 - 3:06 pm

Dig Editor Chris Faraone reports on a call he got yesterday from some TV producer all hot to get his reporters on a new TV show with William Shatner called "New Frontiers in Agriculture." Now, you might think the Dig wouldn't have much insight on new frontiers in agriculture, and you'd be right: The producer finally allowed as how Shatner would come and interview the reporters for the show after Faraone paid a $28,000 fee for the privilege. You can guess his answer.

By - 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 - 4/18/19 - 5:21 pm

The Boston Business Journal details her case, which includes allegations Digital First Media forced her to cut back on a second job even as it was letting male counterparts keep theirs and piling new responsibilities on her with no increase in compensation, unlike male counterparts who became eligible for new bonuses after the company picked up the paper in bankruptcy court.

By - 4/16/19 - 5:37 pm

WHDH self-reports that executive producer Gary LaPlante was arrested over the weekend in Norfolk on charges of assault and battery and assault and battery on a police officer for an incident at his Norfolk home over the weekend. The station says he's been placed on leave. Read more.

By - 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 - 4/12/19 - 9:28 am

CommonWealth reports the Herald's hedge-fund owners are laying off four ad-layout workers, two reporters and at least one person in IT. The ad jobs, at least, are being outsourced to Michigan.

Also, the paper has started a paywall for its Web site.

By - 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 - 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 - 3/19/19 - 4:13 pm

Barely a week after WBUR announced the departure of its general manager, Boston's other NPR news station is announcing its general manager will be leaving too - but with a bit more lead time. Read more.

By - 3/16/19 - 9:37 pm

Long-time DigBoston contributor Barry Thompson's series of interviews for an oral history about DigBoston (formerly Boston's Weekly Dig) in DigBoston: Read more.

By - 3/12/19 - 8:14 am

Scott Fybush reports several people were let go at WBZ Newsradio, including anchor Josh Binswanger as well as weekend hosts Dean Johnson and Marissa DeFranco - whom the station is so far replacing with Larry Glick reruns.

By - 3/11/19 - 12:30 pm

WBUR self-reports the departure of Charlie Kravetz as general manager. The station reports the decision was one of those mutual time-to-go-separate-ways things and that while his formal resignation becomes effective June 30, he is no longer involved in day-to-day operations - and he did not attend the staff meeting at which the news was announced. Twitter feed from the meeting.