Alex Beam

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Media activists aim to take over the future ... of news

Now imagine you're in charge of getting people excited about media reform — promoting things like local ownership of press outlets, a free and open Internet, and vibrant public journalism that operates outside of party politics. Besides the considerabl
'Get me rewrite'
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  April 08, 2011
Globe Columnist Alex Beam hates hip-hop even more than he hates Twitter

Globe Columnist Alex Beam hates hip-hop even more than he hates Twitter

Alex Beam has more beef than 50 Cent. The Boston Globe columnist is a longtime enemy of all bloggers, prone to channeling his insecurities through...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 14, 2010

Thugs and goons: Howie Carr explains--updated!

Yesterday, the Herald's Howie Carr suggested that the Boston Globe had described Scott Brown's 1.1 million supporters as "thugs" and machete-wielding "goons." Now--after trying and...
By Adam Reilly  |  February 04, 2010

Mr. Fussy rides again

At the end of his latest dispatch from the political trail--which includes a surprisingly sensitive exchange with troubled state senator Anthony Galluccio--Globe columnist Alex Beam...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 09, 2009

Beam and Carr: playing the gender card so Coakley doesn't have to

Suppose you're still weighing who to vote for in next week's Democratic US Senate primary--and then you read this, courtesy of the Globe's Alex Beam:Martha...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 02, 2009

What Alex Beam missed

Like the Globe's Alex Beam, I'm not entirely convinced that the new Huffington Post-Facebook partnership represents the "future of journalism." But in his run-down of...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 25, 2009

Globe redesign: what say you?

My initial thoughts: --"g" actually looks good, notwithstanding some uninspired cover art. There's plenty of editorial heft inside, and the "Parting Shot" feature on the...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 24, 2008

Nowhere to hide

Google-fucked. That’s what you are when a potential employer searches your name and discovers that you — you of the 4.0 GPA, you of the charity work — are also the sluttiest person on campus.
College gossip blogs exposed
By KARA BASKIN  |  April 25, 2008