It would be shocking if these two announcements were not intimately related: yesterday, Phoenix contributor Dan Kennedy broke the news that DAVE BEARD is leaving as the editor and "tweeter in chief" of Boston.com. Today the Globe announced that it will be severing BOSTON.COM into two pieces: BostonGlobe.com will put much of the Boston Globe's journalism behind a paywall, while Boston.
As Greater Boston commuters may have seen, the Metro ran the Bridget the Midget story on page one this morning. I don't blame them; any time a police officer gets busted for vacating duty in order to snap Facebook pics with porn stars, it's a definite contender for prime real estate.
Over on Morrissey Boulevard, though, Globe editors had something much sexier to run with.
Umm . . . dudes?Looks like through the duration of the NBA Finals, Boston is a two-newspaper town. Editors and ad salesmen at the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe must’ve woken up with hard nipples this morning, as the Department of Public Works (DPW) removed the street boxes for every other local publication from Kenmore Square — including Stuff and the Boston Phoenix — from Kenmore Square.
"Newspapers have to work to identify their audience and aggressively act to keep them. In our case it's a sales manager, a retired schoolteacher, and a homeless man who lives behind the library and goes in occasionally to defecate and read."
Yesterday, the Globe bestowed upon us a truly special gift: "Men leave their own mark on veganism." Within hours of hitting boston.com, it zoomed right up into the #1 spot in the Globe's "Most Emailed" widget, and it's not hard to see why -- it introduces us to the concept of "hegans." You know, male vegans
The Boston Globe reports today that Amtrak
is cutting Acela fares in the Northeast by up to 25 percent. What they neglect
to mention though is that the federally subsidized transcontinental crawler remains
the most overpriced and organizationally offensive way to hop up and down the coastline.
No doubt I’m a
broke complainer who has for years made it a priority to bitch about the cost
of Amtrak; I only use it occasionally to make traveling uncomfortable for businesspeople
who think riders should be on library behavior regardless of whether they’re in
designated quiet cars.
TONE DEAF5 years agoNovember 14, 2003 | Chris Wright thought it strange that the Globe delivered trivial corrections in the same tone as it did significant ones.“There have been many wonderful corrections in the Globe over the years. ‘Because of an editing error, a photo accompanying a story on admitted arsonist Francis K.
"I believe that all women have the right to kiss my ring."
I gagged over a Page One story in The Globe this morning about Cardinal-Archbishop Sean O’Malley and
his stubborn pro-life views. Apparently, he’s excited about Obama but worried
that the president-elect will open drive-thru abortion clinics at all major