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By adamg - 7/2/20 - 9:34 am

CommonWealth Magazine reports the Herald yesterday laid off three reporters, two columnists and a photographer. Howie Carr still lists himself as "Columnist for @BostonHerald" on his Twitter feed, so we're assuming he wasn't one of the columnists.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 1:41 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the memo - also, the station is losing four of its top exec and has frozen salaries for the coming year.

By Ron Newman - 6/7/20 - 11:04 am
Globe says no magazine today

At the bottom of today's front page.

The Boston Globe announced on the front page that "the Sunday Magazine was removed from as many copies of today's Globe as possible because a cover illustration, which was printed in May, bore an unintentional but close resemblance to the way George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis." Read more.

By schneidz - 5/24/20 - 10:37 am

I just noticed that the smoke stacks in everett is one of the landmarks that scrolls past in the screensaver:

Why would they choose this over the more well known usual suspects (Custom House, Bunker Hill/Zakim bridge, Citgo sign, ...) ?

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 11:55 am

Randy Price announces next chapter

The Boston TV veteran broke some news of his own this morning.

By adamg - 4/25/20 - 10:18 am

Meteorologist Barry Burbank Retiring After 42 Years At WBZ

WBZ reports Burbank is retiring after 42 years.

By adamg - 4/17/20 - 11:36 am

The Boston Newspaper Guild reports 30 Herald reporters and photographers and circulation and advertising staffers will go without pay for between two and five weeks between Monday and June 30.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 8:37 pm

The Jewish Journal, which has covered the Jewish communities of greater Boston since 1977, is seeking $150,000 to make up money it expects to lose in coming weeks due to Covid-19-related issues - both the loss of advertising revenue and the need to cancel an annual spring fundraiser. Publisher and Editor Steven Rosenberg said he's managed to make $50,000 in cuts and is applying for emergency SBA loans, but that even with that, the bi-weekly newspaper is suddenly in dire straits.

By SMC - 4/8/20 - 8:19 pm

The Massachusetts Health Council (MHC) announced today a social media video contest for middle and high schoolers on how to stop the spread of COVID-19. This contest allows teens the opportunity to use their creativity and ingenuity while practicing social distancing and self-isolation by using apps like TikTok, Instagram and Youtube. MHC is offering a $500 prize to the winning individuals or teams.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 11:26 am

Local TV reporters have quickly adapted them for use in reporting, as Monica Madeja of NBC Boston shows us in an interview with City Councilor Ed Flynn: Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 10:52 pm

Liam Martin reports that CBSN, the network's online service, is temporarily headquartered on Soldiers Field Road:

For those watching CBSN around the world: You're watching CBSN Boston because our NYC headquarters is closed after several employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 2:57 pm
Proposed new WBZ building on Soliders Field Road

Rendering by Gensler.

A Newton development company this week filed formal plans to replace WBZ-TV's current Soldiers Field studios and offices with a new building right next door - which would leave open a large piece of land for possible future development. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 7:01 pm
Just three reporters on screen at once at WCVB

Steph Liu snapped WCVB's "three-box" on the Tom Brady story this afternoon. Compare to the 16 reporters WCVB had on screen at the same time for a snow storm on Jan. 4, 2018: Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 1:48 pm

DigBoston reported today it's not making much sense during a pandemic to print up papers to fill boxes in places where nobody's going anymore, so it's canceling its print run for the state of emergency. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/20 - 10:44 am
WBZ shows how to make your own hand gel, WHDH says that's dangerous

The WTFDIC Hour noticed contrasting tweets from WBZ and WHDH on making your own alcohol-infused gel now that you can't buy the factory-made stuff at local stores any longer.

By adamg - 2/29/20 - 9:47 pm
Doctor not actually floating in front of the Custom House

So far, the answer is: Nothing at all. So it was odd to turn on ABC News tonight to see some doctor talking about COVID-19 while seeming to float in the air in front of the Custom House. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 9:57 pm
WAAF logo

Enercom has sold WAAF, the Worcester station that gave us Opie and Anthony (who got fired not for encouraging women to whip 'em out on Wednesdays but for announcing that Tom Menino was dead in a car crash), to a Christian broadcaster, Inside Radio reports.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 9:46 pm

The Globe today posted a fun profile of the South Street Diner. So it pains us a bit here at the nitpick desk to report that the second half of the headline, "I spent the night at South Street Diner, Boston’s only 24/7 sit-down spot," is wrong.

The City that Always Sleeps has two sit-down spots open 24/7 - the other being the IHOP on Soldiers Field Road in Brighton.

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