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The Globe sale, contextualized

News that the Globe was on the auction block was certainly a shock, but it should have been no surprise.
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By PETER KADZIS  |  March 01, 2013
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And now it's the new JFK, as in John Forbes Kerry

The middle-aged woman with hair the color of a spoiled tomato was hovering over John Forbes Kerry as he sat at his desk in the basement of his Waltham home. She was almost panting.
This article originally appeared in the June 1, 1971 issue of Boston After Dark.
By JOE KLEIN  |  February 01, 2013
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Hub fans bid Baron adieu

In the 1960s and 1970s, when the media sky was as expansive as the horizon of Fenway Park, Boston Globe editor Tom Winship hankered to make the Globe one of the nation's top 10 dailies. He succeeded.

By PETER KADZIS  |  November 23, 2012
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A Convenient Excuse

On October 2, I led a climate protest inside the offices of the Boston Globe .
Dear mainstream-media colleagues: Time is running out to prevent climate catastrophe. Countless lives are at stake. And you are failing us all.
By WEN STEPHENSON  |  November 02, 2012
Fail: Boston Herald accidentally labels Dunkin' Donuts a terrorist organization

Fail: Boston Herald accidentally labels Dunkin' Donuts a terrorist organization


Ruh roh. An editor at Mediate grabbed this screenshot of the Herald's website yesterday -- accidentally using the second-coming-of-bin-Laden terror banner when they presumably meant...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 05, 2012

Ten (or 11) years later: The Globe, The Phoenix, and the story that brought down Cardinal Law


This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Boston Globe's Pulitzer-winning series of stories that explored the extent of the Catholic Church's complicity in a...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 04, 2012


Judgement Day: Does the Boston Globe's paywall site have a chance in hell?

Judgement Day: Does the Boston Globe's paywall site have a chance in hell?


The Boston Globe's long-awaited paywall is here! Aren't you super-psyched about forking over $3.99 a week to read Boston Globe journalism? Good, because Marty says...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 12, 2011
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The Globe vs. The MFA

The Boston Globe's need for a public editor — a reader's advocate of the sort employed by the Globe's corporate parent, the New York Times — once again becomes painfully clear.
Sometimes, even accuracy is misleading
By EDITORIAL  |  August 26, 2011
The Globe, The Clock, and the Flip-Flop: How To Fail at Arts Coverage

The Globe, The Clock, and the Flip-Flop: How To Fail at Arts Coverage


24 hour party, people? Seriously, what is the Globe arts staff smoking?On Tuesday, the broadsheet published a piece by Geoff Edgers -- the Globe's designated...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 19, 2011
Podcast:  Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein 6-8-11

Podcast: Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein 6-8-11


Fletcher and Henry were very eager to hear about how it went as Meredith sat one on one with THE Justin Timberlake over the weekend. ...
By FNXAdmin  |  June 08, 2011
Podcast:  Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein

Podcast: Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein


Our Globe Gossip Girl is on her way to LA to interview Justin Timberlake this weekend!DOWNLOAD:  Meredith Goldstein 6-1-11.mp3To download podcast, right click and choose...
By FNXAdmin  |  June 01, 2011


Boston Media Smackdown: WBUR vs. WGBH, Boston Globe vs. Everyone


At last weekend's NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM, the Free Press folks asked me to bring together a cross-section of our fair city's movers and...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 16, 2011

I Missed You Bi-Polar Boston Sports Media


I Missed You Bi-Polar Boston Sports Media: I’m well aware of the reality that sports writers...Originally posted on soxmobster.tumblr.com. Chris Faraone's book, "How I Learned...
By Chris Faraone  |  April 02, 2011
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Should sportswriters be allowed to gamble on sports?

Halloween 2010 kicked off a rough week for Keith Olbermann and Bill Simmons.  
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By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  February 04, 2011
DOJ turns on Turner, First Amendment

DOJ turns on Turner, First Amendment


The sentencing memorandum filed by Boston federal prosecutors last week, seeking between 33 and 41 months incarceration for convicted former Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner,...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  January 25, 2011
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Local experts predict the Boston of the future

There's more to imagining our city's future than placing bets on when Hizzoner will retire (which is just an exercise in futility at this point).
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 15, 2011


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Search-term smackdown

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By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 31, 2010
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
Podcast:  Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein 11-19-10

Podcast: Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein 11-19-10


Meredith joined The Breakfast Show to talk 60 Minutes and Dorchester.DOWNLOAD:  Podcast Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein 11-19-10.mp3 
By FNXAdmin  |  November 19, 2010

PODCAST: 50th Anniversary “To Kill a Mockingbird” panel [MP3]


As our city girds itself for the tsunami of book boosterism that's about to sweep Copley Square this weekend (to refresh your memory on just...
By Steve Miller  |  October 14, 2010
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Can Patrick Hang On?

Massachusetts has a mixed record of re-electing governors.
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By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 01, 2010


Beard leaves, paywall goes up: R.I.P. Boston.com, 1995-2010?


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...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 30, 2010
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Is micro-news the future?

AOL is like the Energizer Bunny. It just keeps going and going through a staggering number of transformations and reinventions.
AOL thinks so, and the Globe and GateHouse are fighting back
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 20, 2010
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Feeding frenzy

The media rain on James Levine's parade, plus Boston Midsummer Opera
The media rain on James Levine's parade, plus Boston Midsummer Opera
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  August 07, 2010
Somehow the Globe's Cover Story About the Catholic Church is Funnier Than the Metro's Feature on Bridget the Midget

Somehow the Globe's Cover Story About the Catholic Church is Funnier Than the Metro's Feature on Bridget the Midget


 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...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 21, 2010
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A world of cinema

The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 02, 2010


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The 13th Annual Muzzle Awards

A year and a half into the Age of Obama, we are learning a lesson we should have figured out long ago — that repression, once in place, is rarely rolled back all the way, and that liberals no less than conservatives are reluctant to give up power.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 02, 2010
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Save the pool

Noble architecture makes Boston a living work of art. Visitors flock to view Bulfinch's State House, Richardson's Trinity Church, and McKim's Copley Square Library, to name just the obvious.
Plans to alter the magnificent reflecting pool at the Christian Science Center should not be allowed
By EDITORIAL  |  June 25, 2010
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Trail of jeers

As summer officially kicks off this weekend, thousands upon thousands of people will be descending on our fair metropolis to get a glimpse of America's most history-drenched city.
Forget Paul Revere. This summer, treat yourself to a tour of Boston's worst in political corruption.
By LAWRENCE ''HUGGY'' BERGMAN  |  June 18, 2010
Does the Boston DPW think Celtics rioters prefer Boston Phoenix news boxes over the Globe and Herald?

Does the Boston DPW think Celtics rioters prefer Boston Phoenix news boxes over the Globe and Herald?


Umm . . . dudes?Looks like through the duration of the NBA Finals, Boston is a two-newspaper town. Editors and ad salesmen at the Boston...
By Carly Carioli  |  June 11, 2010