bestnom1000x50
  • August 04, 2005
    By webteam
    In this week's Phoenix: When public radio station WBUR suddenly cancelled its 11-year-old talk show -- "The Connection" -- on July 15, no one was more surprised than its host Dick Gordon. In this week's paper Gordon talks candidly about a management decision he still doesn't understand.
  • August 03, 2005
    By webteam
    Steven Vincent, the U.S. freelancer killed in Iraq this week New York Times had been producing dispatches from Basra for the Boston-based Christian Science Monitor. Here is today's tribute to the fallen reporter written by Monitor editor Richard Bergenheim. Monitor
  • August 03, 2005
    By webteam
    Word that Rupert Murdoch is replacing his own flesh and blood as publisher of the New York Post will doubtless spawn numerous stories on the palace intrigues inside the Murdochian empire. New York Observer But it goes to show that the Australian media magnate has a soft spot for the money-losing tabloid that is the guilty-pleasure read for many upscale Manhattanites and that, most importantly, allows him to make mischief in America's biggest media market.

    Read More

  • August 03, 2005
    By webteam
    As this memo from The New York Times brass, posted on Jim Romenesko's slice of the Poynter web site indicates, the paper is thinking seriously about how to merge its old media and new media operations into a newsroom that no longer differentiates between online and dead tree journalism. Poynter


    From: Bill Keller
    To: [New York Times newsroom]





    Read More

  • August 02, 2005
    By Ryan Stewart
    The Los Angeles Times's David Shaw, who captured the honor in 1991 for his examination of how the media covered the famous McMartin Pre-School sexual abuse case, may be the only media watchdog to have won a Pulitzer in the criticism category. (For the record, Alex Jones, currently head of Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy, won in the specialized reporting category in 1987 for his coverage of the collapse of the Bingham family newspaper empire in Louisville, Ky.

    Read More

  • August 01, 2005
    By webteam
    Please let's all not forget about the presumption of innocence or the government's stubborn willingness to bring bad cases. But this tale of the woman who was busted shortly after appearing on cover of the July 18 issue of New York magazine under the headline "N.Y.'s #1 Escort reveals all" New York mag should serve to remind all of us of the cold realities that can follow the warm glow of media attention.

    Read More



  • August 01, 2005
    By webteam
    When the smiling visage of Red Sox manchild Manny Ramirez graces the front pages of the Boston Herald, Boston Globe and The New York Times -- as it does today -- we know what the biggest media story around here is. (In the ever-evolving tapestry of the Ramirez persona, we now have Manny describing himself as "a gangster" and as "Manny Being Manny" while teammate Johnny Damon reveals that the slugger was somehow "playing mind games with himself."

    Read More

  • July 29, 2005
    By webteam
    After numerous fits and starts, and dramatic cutbacks in the newsroom, the Boston Herald appears to be settling on a recognizable editorial concept, particularly on page 1. Lots of populism, outrage, and what the paper calls "enterprise" stories. (Enterprise stories are basically stories, off the beaten news path, that the Globe doesn't have.

    Read More

  • July 29, 2005
    By webteam
    The reason the perplexing case of Valerie Plame -- and who leaked her identity to the media -- is such juicy fodder for conspiracy theories is not because of what we know, but because of what we still don't know. Exactly what has columnist Bob Novak, who first identified Plame, said to the grand jury and/or prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald? And what about Fitzgerald? Is he some ambitious crimebuster who thinks he has the White House by the tail or a guy just crossing all the "i's" and dotting the "t's" before concluding a much more limited probe? And then there's Judy Miller.

    Read More

  • July 28, 2005
    By webteam
    The July "sweeps" rating period -- while not one of the more important ones of the year -- turned out to provide a big win for WCVB-TV (Channel 5). (One of the reasons you can tell it was good news for Channel 5 is because that was the only station that bothered to send Media Log a press release on the subject. In the world of TV ratings spin, there are two types of news -- good news and no news.

    Read More

  • July 28, 2005
    By webteam
    Dan Kennedy, former Media Log author, both my successor and predecessor as Boston Phoenix media critic, now an assistant visiting professor at the Northeastern University School of Journalism and always an astute observer of media, politics and culture has successfully re-entered the blogosphere with "Media Nation." Media Nation


  • July 28, 2005
    By webteam
    I'm not going to pretend to know what the moral of this nightmarish story is. But suffice it to say that when a former Miami Commissioner under indictment kills himself in the lobby of The Miami Herald building shortly after speaking to a Herald columnist who's been fired for illegally tape recording a phone call with the beleaguered official -- and just as a local weekly is publishing a splashy story describing the official's penchant for "adulterous sex, illegal drugs, bribery and extortion" --well, let's assume that we've got some fodder for the media think tanks and journalistic ethics cops here.

    Read More

  • July 27, 2005
    By webteam
    It seems almost laughable to be talking about 2008 presidential politics in the summer of 2005. But when you're a potential candidate from Massachusetts, it's never too early to start building a national reputation on a pile of steadily growing press clips. (Michael Dukakis fueled his 1988 run on a flattering coverage from Beltway bigshots depicting him as the savvy technocrat who fueled the "Massachusetts Miracle."

    Read More

  • July 27, 2005
    By webteam
    Another Massachusetts institution is heading into out-of-town hands. The Eagle-Tribune Publishing Co. (ETPC) -- which includes the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, The Salem News, Gloucester Daily Times, and The Daily News of Newburyport -- has been sold to Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. (CNHI) of Birmingham, Alabama, according to an announcement made today.

    Read More

  • July 26, 2005
    By webteam
    Fox News Channel maven Bill O'Reilly is never shy with opinions, but not always hip to the nuances of the journalism business, to say the least. So last week, he brought on Steve Burgard, director of Northeastern's School of Journalism, to discuss the sudden resignation of Los Angeles Times editor John Carroll. Going on the "Factor" is not for the faint of heart since the often bombastic O'Reilly is a master at controlling the tone and intensity of the discussion.

    Read More

« First | < Previous | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | Next >
ADVERTISEMENT
 Friends' Activity   Popular 
All Blogs
Follow the Phoenix
  • newsletter
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • youtube
  • rss
ADVERTISEMENT
Latest Comments
ADVERTISEMENT
Search Blogs
 
Media Log Archives