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Making waves

Rhode Island’s upstart National Public Radio affiliate, WRNI, aims to be nothing less than a major media player here. And in the space of just a couple of years, the station has taken some impressive first steps.
Can WRNI supplant the ProJo as the state’s news king?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 11, 2010

No alternative

“I got very tired of being called an ‘alternative journalist’ for so many years,” says former Phoenix reporter Al Giordano. “Alternative to what?"
Authentic Journalism Dept.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 16, 2009

The Journal gets a facelift

Metropolitan newspapers have been moving toward über-local coverage for some time now.
As the ProJo Turns
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 24, 2009

C.J. Chivers's real journalism

Phillipe and Jorge were absolutely stunned by the astounding and chilling story on the front page of the April 20 Urinal
Plus, it's time for same-sex marriage, the PPL on the brink, and some unusual tomes
By PHILLIPE and JORGE  |  April 24, 2009

Speak no evil?

Anthony Lewis's free-speech credentials are impeccable: among other things, the former New York Times columnist is James Madison Visiting Professor of First Amendment Issues at Columbia University's Journalism School
Why tightening up on anti-Obama speech is a bad idea
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 14, 2009

Words as music

He originally set out to be a jazz critic.  
Alan Lupo was many things — among them, the best metro columnist Boston may ever see
By MARGARET DORIS  |  October 08, 2008


Paper chase

On the face of it, this isn’t a great time to study journalism.
The counterintuitive, durable case for journalism education
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 20, 2008

Drive free or die

Reporter Mark Leibovich offered a parenthetical aside on a brush with former Massachusetts governor and would-be president Mitt Romney’s security detail.
The Romney camp’s ominous New Hampshire misstep. Plus, how should Bloomberg cover Bloomberg?
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 27, 2007

New editor for Boston Phoenix

Lance Gould, a journalist with 20 years’ experience at leading New York–based newspapers and magazines, will become the next Editor of the Boston Phoenix .
Veteran New York editor Lance Gould to helm the weekly
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 28, 2007

Muckrakers in the outfield

Last week was an important moment in the history of American journalism.
It’s time for baseball — and all sports — to be covered just like any other multi-billion-dollar business  
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  April 05, 2006