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How to Tweet forever!

... Even after you're dead.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  March 08, 2013
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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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The Phoenix makes history

The Massachusetts Cultural Council announces its first-ever media award.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 25, 2013

Blown away(1)

I am, I admit, a frequent critic of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram — not because I dislike the paper, but rather due to my recognition of the importance of a vibrant, strong, active daily newspaper is to Maine and its largest city, and
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 14, 2012
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Saving the ProJo

When I interviewed for a job as a reporter at the Providence Journal in early 2007, there was still a whiff of innovation about the place.
Why the paper is falling apart — and how to bring it back
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 30, 2012

You're famous. Now what?

If you missed last Friday's discussion on "microfame," or if you've ever felt that strange compulsion to get the hell off Facebook, listen up.
Look Here! C'mon, Really!
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  November 23, 2012


Honored for torture exposé, Tapley points out more work to be done

At an October 26 event attended by five previous awardees and nearly 30 others, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine presented Portland Phoenix writer Lance Tapley with its 2012 Roger Baldwin Award, recognizing his nearly 100 stories over seven
Laurels
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 09, 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
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Headmaster goes feminine

Matthew Lawrence — blogger, event planner, and man about town — and Jason Tranchida — designer, artist, and man about town — met seven years ago at a bar where both worked as DJs.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 05, 2012

Mistrust

The Gallup polling company last week released a report saying Americans' trust in the mass media hit a new low this year.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 28, 2012
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Back to the future

Welcome to our new world. Or perhaps it's back to the future.
Letter from the Publisher
By STEPHEN M. MINDICH  |  September 21, 2012


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A new beginning

Many reading this edition of the Boston Phoenix already know that after 46 years of publishing as a newspaper, we are changing formats, saying goodbye to newsprint, hello to glossy pages, and folding the content and sensibility of our sister publicati
Letter from the Publisher
By STEPHEN M. MINDICH  |  September 14, 2012
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Gemmapalooza and RI’s strange relationship with the truth

In the run-up to Congressional candidate Anthony Gemma's highly anticipated press conference this week, unveiling allegations of voter fraud by incumbent Congressman David Cicilline, the chattering class — this observer included — was pretty much unanim
Talking Politics
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 24, 2012

It's an online world now

The Portland Press Herald editorial crew needs some lessons on online communication and Internet copyright law.
Press Releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 24, 2012
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Alexander Cockburn’s $10,000 Arab connection

Village Voice staff writer Alexander Cockburn, a journalist noted for his media criticism and for his biting criticism of Israel, accepted $10,000 in 1982 as a fellowship from an organization promoting Arab causes.
A question of propriety
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 27, 2012
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Review: Red Lights

The third feature by the talented Spanish genre specialist Rodrigo Cortés (Buried) follows the brilliant Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and her protégé Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) methodically debunking claims of paranormal evidence as the inventi
Rodrigo Cortés' third feature
By PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN  |  July 27, 2012


Joe must go; winds of change; the king of fuh

Brown University has already taken its disgraced alumnus Joe Paterno's name off an award doled out every year to the school's outstanding male freshman athlete. But there is still a question about whether Coach Paterno should be ejected from the Brown A
Brown hall of shame
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 27, 2012
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Jazz death at ’GBH

"I don't know if we made a difference, but we had a hell of time," said Ken Field at the "WGBH Jazz Funeral" last week. True dat, Ken.
Gone, gone, gone
By JON GARELICK  |  July 13, 2012
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Mothers News tackles cheesecake and Left-Handers Day

"No offense, but you guys are no competition," Jacob Berendes tells me.
This Just In
By PHILIP EIL  |  June 08, 2012

Ask questions

Portland residents concerned about the drowning death of Nathan Bihlmaier saw the advantage of having competing news organizations last week, and may yet continue benefiting from this as the investigation continues.
Press Releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 01, 2012

Advice for Curt; unrest by the sea; Mr. Walton blows out the candles

In case Curt Schilling is reading, here are a couple things you should never do as a businessman: 1) bounce a check to a state government; and 2) fail to meet payroll, especially when you have billed yourself as a jobs creator.
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By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 25, 2012


Got no plans

Welcome to the Channel 9 News Noodle. I'm Kootie McDoof.
Politics + Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  May 25, 2012
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Interview: Rory O’Connor digs social media

Rory O'Connor has been thinking about trust and the media for a long time.
News trust
By DAN KENNEDY  |  May 18, 2012
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Getting real with Tumblr’s favorite editor

The relationship between an editor and her writers can be a complicated one.
GIF it away now
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  May 18, 2012
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On politics, the media, and Providence’s ‘hidden gem’

It was quite the week in local news and here at Chez Phoenix .
Week In Review
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 04, 2012

Obama Occupies

It's no surprise that the mainstream media are treating the latest policy moves by President Barack Obama as part of the strategic maneuvering supporting his reelection bid.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 04, 2012


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The Big Hurt: Rihanna/Brown media roundup

Hey, remember when Chris Brown beat his beloved celebrity girlfriend to the point of hospitalization, and it looked like, thank goodness, he totally wouldn't get away with it?
Hurt so bad
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 02, 2012

Its paywall up, the way forward for the Journal

The Providence Journal 's long-awaited paywall went up this week.
As The ProJo Turns
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 02, 2012

At union request, Sussman steps up for Press Herald

It was not the owners of the Portland Press Herald who sought out Maine hedge-fund mogul S. Donald Sussman to proffer a cash infusion to save the ailing newspaper. Rather, it was the idea of the Press Herald 's unionized employees.
Cash Injections
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 17, 2012
False Joe Paterno Death Report Relied on Faulty Sourcing

False Joe Paterno Death Report Relied on Faulty Sourcing


Source: Flickr via WikipediaThe Onward State tweet that erroneously reported Joe Paterno's death Saturday night and led to an avalanche of false reports in other...
By Pro Publica  |  January 23, 2012