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  • October 14, 2005
    By webteam
    Not much to say about this lawsuit posted on The Smoking Gun other than it sure could get ugly.
  • October 14, 2005
    By webteam
    Here's one big name who's already taken the Boston Globe buyout now being offered in the wake of the announcement that the paper will need to cut about three dozen newsroom jobs.

    Charlie Stein, the business writer and columnist who was at the paper for nearly 22 years, is leaving and will take a job doing a daily show for Bloomberg Radio starting next month.

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  • October 14, 2005
    By webteam
    The news business is a lot like the weather. Everybody complains about it, but no one quite knows what to do.

    This story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune has some eye-opening stats. That average age of a newspaper reader is now a silver-haired 55, which may make those readers attractive to AARP recruiters but not to advertisers.

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  • October 12, 2005
    By webteam
    Andy Miga, the Boston Herald's longtime Washington bureau chief who lost his job when the cost-cutting Herald shuttered that bureau earlier this year, has a new gig. Starting Monday, Miga will be the Washington-based regional New England reporter for the Associated Press. Good news for a good guy and skilled journalist.
  • October 12, 2005
    By webteam
    If you care about the Middle East, or even if you don't, make a point of catching "Elusive Peace: Israel and the Palestinians" which airs tomorrow night (Thursday) at 9 pm on WGBH-TV (Channel 2)in Boston.


    Following the Intifada and peace process (what there is of it) from 1999-2005, this fascinating documentary includes candid interviews with the key players from Yasser Arafat to Ariel Sharon, from Bill Clinton to Colin Powell, intimate insider moments, and dramatic footage as it chronicles the Israeli-Palestinian strife and the calculations, missteps and accidents that have fueled and occasionally halted that bloody struggle.


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  • October 12, 2005
    By webteam
    Around here and about 200 miles to the south, it feels awfully weird to be watching baseball games these nights without anyone wearing a "B" or "NY" on their caps. But the rest of the nation seems pretty happy about it.


    The Globe's Dan Shaughnessy hit on this topic in today's column. But a better job was done by The Washington Post's Tom Boswell


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  • October 11, 2005
    By webteam
    This piece by Editor&Publisher about the drafting of a possible federal shield law raises an interesting question.

    For the purposes of that law, would bloggers be considered journalists? Senator Richard Lugar seemed to indicate the answer is no, but hedged his bets.

    I'd say some bloggers are journalists and some aren't.



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  • October 11, 2005
    By webteam
    It's hard to call this big doin's at WRKO-AM, but the new management has changed the morning show around, dispatching Peter Blute and remaking the show as "Boston This Morning."

    Here for your reading enjoyment is the release heralding the change.

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  • October 11, 2005
    By webteam
    A new study released today by The White House Project, a non-profit group designed to advance women's political aspirations, confirms that
    women are practically an endangered species on the influential Sunday Morning news/talk shows that help set the nation's political and media agenda. These numbers are embarassing.

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  • October 07, 2005
    By webteam
    Everyone of course knew this was coming, but now we have an official date for
    Ted Koppel's last Nightline.

    Nice run, given that the show started as a temporary response to the Iranian hostage crisis and managed to grab that crucial post-local news TV real estate for all these years.
  • October 07, 2005
    By webteam
    Give credit to Sox manager Terry Francona for having the guts to give this interview, published in yesterday's Globe, to Chris Snow.

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    If Francona looked uncomfortable or displeased during his in-game interviews with ESPN Tuesday, it's probably because he was.


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  • October 07, 2005
    By webteam
    Even though the demagogue he so valiantly challenged, Senator Joseph McCarthy, is finally getting his comeuppance, George Clooney's terrific new film "Good Night, And Good Luck" does not end well for Edward R. Murrow and his CBS News colleagues.


    After a contentious meeting with CBS boss William Paley, Murrow is bumped from the prime time lineup while CBS starts handing out pink slips in the newsroom.


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  • October 06, 2005
    By webteam
    Sometimes I think headline writers try too hard. Today's page 1 Globe and Herald headlines both mentioned the Red Sox being on the "brink" after yesterday's demoralizing loss in Chicago. But what about the big sports page headlines in the two papers?

    Boston Globe -- "Chicago Bare." Why are we making a football reference? And what exactly does this headline mean?



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  • October 06, 2005
    By webteam
    Now that Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath can no longer sustain 24/7 coverage, this release today from NBC about an upcoming "Dateline NBC" show made me shudder a bit.

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    A teenage girl left her college dorm and never returned.


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  • October 06, 2005
    By webteam
    The mood inside The Boston Globe these days may best be summed up by one of the jokes making the rounds. It seems that the large stuffed fish (reportedly a marlin) that had long been prominently mounted over the stairs leading to the third floor cafeteria is now gone, leaving a hole in the wall. Staffers are wondering whether the marlin took the buyout.

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