Radio Boston, WBUR's weekly local-news show, is about to become a five-day-a-week affair. As Universal Hub's Adam Gaffin notes, a posting for an executive producer job at Radio Boston describes:
a new, local daily program (five days a week)
which will cover a full range of topics, from public affairs and
politics, to the arts and economy, from cutting edge culture to the
highs and lows of daily life that matter to the WBUR audience.
In a column that'll be online this afternoon, I take vigorous issue with the notion--advanced by George Snell and others--that the Globe's (alleged) liberal bias is one of the reasons it's failing.
But Snell's point about the excessively boutique-y nature of much Globe content strikes me as worth pondering (even though I think the paper's problems are, for the most part, those of the newspaper industry as a whole).
--The Herald reports that the Globe is raising the price of its print edition, to $1.50 on weekdays/Saturdays (outside of eastern MA) and to $3.50 ($4 outside of Eastern MA) on Sundays. The people who made this decision have financial skills I can't claim. But how will this not exacerbate the migration of (formerly) paying print readers to the web?
Credit goes to Adam Gaffin.
BTW, and since I've got linking on the brain: this is the sort of linking we should be worried about protecting. Not impersonal aggregation that consolidates news without interpreting or expanding on it.
Even though I'm on Chuck Turner's press-enemies list, I'd like to congratulate the city councilor for goading the Feds into a laughable effort to violate his First Amendment rights. Still more evidence, I think, that Turner's PR campaign is working surprisingly well.
As Universal Hub's Adam Gaffin notes, there's rich irony in the government's contention that Turner shouldn't be able to selectively cite evidence to defend himself.
According to one school of thought, GateHouse's decision to challenge Boston.com's "Your Town" approach in court merits utter contempt. As a commenter on Universal Hub said: "This is a clear case of a bunch of morons who skipped that "Internet
101" class in business school, and now they're pissed because people
aren't going through their website the way THEY want them to."
Here's the truth-challenged WTKK host working to simultaneously A) whip up extreme anti-Obama sentiment and B) insert enough disclaimers that he won't get in trouble if anyone acts accordingly:
You have a job and I do too. My job, with your help, is to start today, or recommit today, with 29 days left in this campaign, to politically destroy Barack Obama.