Ken Chandler

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When Rupert came to Boston

Just how badly will Rupert Murdoch screw up the Wall Street Journal ?
Revisiting the lessons of Murdoch’s Herald
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 08, 2007

Leftward ho!

The Daily Worker has nothing to fear — yet.
How liberal can the Herald’s editorial page get?
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 06, 2007

Politics and pleasure

Thank you for Michael Bronski’s article about Ellen Willis.
Letters to the Boston editor
By LETTERS  |  December 06, 2006

Tabloid dreams

These are dark days in the newspaper business as a whole, but things are especially grim over at Herald Square.
Can Kevin Convey rescue the Herald ?
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 30, 2006

Digging for attention

A great big plant. That was the main image on the front cover of the Boston Globe on Tuesday, July 11 when the electronic media was buzzing about the death of 38-year-old Milena Del Valle inside one of the Big Dig tunnels.
After the Big Dig tunnel tragedy, the Herald and the Globe put on a full-court press. Who came out on top?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 19, 2006

Liberty or Death

“You bet we’re alive — and kicking!” declared the headline on Herald owner Pat Purcell’s feisty message to readers on Monday.
Pat Purcell’s sale of CNC adds a mysterious new player to the media market
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  May 11, 2006


High noon at the Herald

Pat Purcell’s speech last Friday at a UMass Boston conference on ethnic media was auspiciously timed.
If Purcell sells off the suburbs, what will happen to his big-city tab?  
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  March 30, 2006

Yahoo!’s one-man news army

Everyone’s heard of garage rock.
Plus, sizing up ABC’s new anchors, gutsy changes at RKO, and reporters turn into government investigators
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 26, 2006