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  • April 20, 2006
    By webteam
    Arianna Huffington's blog also contends that the shareholder mini-revolt at the New York Times Co's annual meeting may be a big deal and portend real problems for chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr.

  • April 19, 2006
    By webteam
    Okay, here's the non sequitur of the day courtesy of a Boston Herald sidebar on the "perv suspect" story.

    First, the first two graphs of the story:

    David Anderson was brushed off by Jerry Springer’s tawdry TV show after trying to peddle himself as the victim of a transcontinental love triangle, two neighbors of the accused Quincy pervert said last night.



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  • April 19, 2006
    By webteam
    Unfortunately, the Globe gave this story short shrift today. (Scroll down to the first item under "The Nation.")

    But that was not the case in the Washington Post or New York Times itself, which treated a shareholder uprising at the Times Co. annual meeting as a significant sign of discontent with the company, its stock price, and quite likely -- the stewardship of chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr.

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  • April 19, 2006
    By webteam
    Sayonara Scott. You were probably the worst White House press secretary since glowering Nixon attack dog Ron Ziegler.

    In terms of style, though, you reminded us more of this figure from the late 60's and early 70's -- the guy on the left, Sgt. ("I know nothing! I see nothing!") Schultz of "Hogan's Heroes" fame.





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  • April 19, 2006
    By webteam

    As expected, the Herald's Greg Gatlin, who made his name covering the media for that paper, has been tapped to take the place of departing Business section boss Cosmo Macero Jr. He's smart, a hard worker, and a deserving choice to run a section of the paper that made real strides under Macero and which now exudes a real energy and aggression.

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  • April 14, 2006
    By webteam

    It's a rare occurrence these days when the Globe and Herald agree on the lead page 1 story.

    But here's today's Globe:
    'I still forgive him'
    'I still forgive him'
    Kai Leigh Harriott (above), paralyzed in 2003, wept while speaking at the sentencing of Anthony Warren, who apologized and was embraced by her mother, Tonya David (right).




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  • April 14, 2006
    By webteam
    Who'd da thunk that some of Howard Stern's (caution: some material on this site seems to be of an adult nature) former fans would now be NPR junkies? But that's what's part of what's happening, according to this Reuters piece.

    It's not that Howard isn't doing well at Sirius Satellite Radio. It's just another reminder of the most basic truism in media, or any other industry for that matter -- even though some people tend to forget it.

    No one is irreplaceable.


  • April 13, 2006
    By webteam
    Okay, I'll preface this by admitting again I'm a Yankee fan. I grew up a Yankee fan in Northeastern Pennsylvania and have remained one despite being in Boston for over 30 years. (By my way of thinking, team loyalty ought to be set by puberty. If you grew up a Sox fan in Newton, went to college at NYU and ended up living and working on Long Island, would you be a Yankee fan today? I hope not.

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  • April 13, 2006
    By webteam
    Sorrry I missed this earlier. But this Gawker item reinforces the obvious. The takeover of the Village Voice by the Arizona New Times Media guys (see "NYC's Alternative Crisis" in the 2/16/2006 Phoenix) is not going to be pretty. Not pretty at all.

  • April 13, 2006
    By webteam
    In the interests of setting the record straight, BU professor Lou Ureneck, who heads the school's business journalism program, will officially succeed Bob Zelnick as chairman of the journalism department. Here's a bit of Ureneck's resume via the BU release:

    Ureneck joined the BU faculty in 2003 after six years with the Philadelphia Inquirer where he served as deputy managing editor and assistant to the editor.

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  • April 11, 2006
    By webteam
    A shakeup at Boston University where Journalism Department chair Bob Zelnick -- the former ABC News veteran -- is stepping down from that position on June 1 to become a Professor of National and International Affairs. According to his statement, Zelnick will be succeeded, at least on an interim basis, by Lou Ureneck.

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  • April 11, 2006
    By webteam
    Here's a study that didn't get enough attention. The Center for Media and Democracy last week released a survey that found that 77 television stations -- with a combined reach of more than half the country's population -- used Video News Releases (VNRs) without disclosing their origins, thus creating the impression that these commercial messages actually represent real reporting by journalists.

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  • April 11, 2006
    By webteam
    Not much more I can add to this, other than to say that the Boston Herald saw fit to give 12 graphs today to a Frosted Flake with a glandular condition. Alert the Pulitzer judges.

  • April 10, 2006
    By webteam
    Like many in my profession, I have a good deal of respect for the notoriously cranky investigative reporter Seymour Hersh -- and his national security reporting for the New Yorker. He's making headlines again with this piece perhaps setting the table for potential military action against Iran and featuring the eye-catching theses that the Bush administration is again hankering for regime change and at least contemplating the prospect of using tactical nuclear weapons.

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  • April 10, 2006
    By webteam
    This item in U.S. News & World Report's "Washington Whispers" column reports that one of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's winning battles has been her campaign to rid the State Department newsstands of skin mags. (Sorry, but all links are at least R-rated.) She may have a tougher time, however, banishing the tamer and more popular lad mags

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