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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.