Steve Bailey

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What good can the blues do?

You can’t ask too much of the blues. Like the raw emotion they’ve become synonymous with, the blues are not cerebral. They are not progressive or revelatory.
Pam Baker and the SGs help you drown your sorrows
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 17, 2008

Communication breakdown

You campaign in poetry, Mario Cuomo famously claimed, but you govern in prose. Don’t buy the dichotomy.

How did Deval Patrick's greatest strength become a dangerous weakness?

By ADAM REILLY  |  April 24, 2008

The player

The exit of Boston Globe business columnist Steve Bailey this past week to take a post in London as a general-interest news editor with Bloomberg signifies the exhaustion of a tradition.

Trying to find some meaning in ace biz-boy columnist Steve Bailey’s move to London

By PETER KADZIS  |  April 02, 2008

Grand new party?

There are a lot of great things happening in Massachusetts with the GOP.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 28, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 26, 2008

Extreme makeover: Globe edition

Earlier this week, in an e-mail to the Boston Globe newsroom, editor Marty Baron announced the imminent departure of three key employees.

Now more than ever, this is Marty Baron’s newspaper

By ADAM REILLY  |  March 12, 2008

Savage love

First things first: congratulations to Globe reporter Charlie Savage on a much-deserved Pulitzer Prize.
What we talk about when we talk about the Globe’s Pulitzer
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 18, 2007


Fixing Finneran

Starting a new job is never easy.
Friendly advice
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 15, 2007

Seven for seven

While coverage of the Red Sox is always excessive (except for the sweet deals they get from the politicians, but whatever), the arrival of Daisuke Matsuzaka will make things even worse than usual.
What’s news in the New Year? Plan on these stories dominating Boston’s media landscape.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 29, 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

Republican radio

If you’re a political liberal — or just someone who has a sense of fair play — listening to two straight days of talk on WRKO-AM isn’t easy.
Two days with WRKO-AM, the unofficial broadcast arm of Kerry Healey’s campaign for governor
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 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


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