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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

Gov-speak

Governor Paul LePage famously (and perhaps in jest) threatened to punch MPBN reporter AJ Higgins in the face, back during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 11, 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

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.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 04, 2012
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State struggles, Gina good!

I don't know the solution to our state's fiscal and political problems. If I did, I'd probably run for public office.
The treasurer has integrity; resurrecting baseball; other musings
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  May 27, 2011

Build on each other

Why is that when one Maine news outlet breaks a big story, the others spend more energy trying to copy it, rather than extend it? Take the most recent example, the labor mural dispute.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 08, 2011


Build on each other

Why is that when one Maine news outlet breaks a big story, the others spend more energy trying to copy it, rather than extend it? Take the most recent example, the labor mural dispute.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 08, 2011

Build on each other

Why is that when one Maine news outlet breaks a big story, the others spend more energy trying to copy it, rather than extend it? Take the most recent example, the labor mural dispute.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 08, 2011
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The uncertain future of Rhode Island media

The endless, anguished debate over how to deliver local news in the Age of the Internet has not reached anything like a satisfying conclusion.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 02, 2011

The circus came to town

In the days leading up to November 2, voters here and across the country heard a lot about the Tea Party — what various wins and losses would mean for the staying power of this relatively new political phenomenon, which candidates represented real Tea
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 05, 2010
"Obama’s Wars" by Bob Woodward: The inside scoop — so far

"Obama’s Wars" by Bob Woodward: The inside scoop — so far


Subcultures spawn defining rituals: fans of Insane Clown Posse have the Gathering of the Juggalos; practitioners of radical self-realization congregate at Burning Man; and for...
By Peter Kadzis  |  September 24, 2010


Govt’s Banned Trailers, Unsafe for Housing, Reappear in Gulf

Govt’s Banned Trailers, Unsafe for Housing, Reappear in Gulf


Former FEMA trailers set up Large-scale disaster -- this time in the form of BP's crude oil -- has again hit the Gulf Coast, and...
By Pro Publica  |  July 01, 2010
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Is Murdoch’s WSJ being snubbed?

This year’s Pulitzer Prize box score has the Washington Post taking four prizes (international reporting, feature writing, commentary, and criticism) and the New York Times snagging three (explanatory, national, and investigative reporting).
Pulitzers by the numbers
By PETER KADZIS  |  April 16, 2010
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Stop the Quinn-sanity!

The year is still young, but when the time comes to look back at 2010's media lowlights, the embarrassing demise of Sally Quinn's Washington Post column, "The Party," will almost certainly rank near the top of the list.
Annals of Journalistic Awkwardness
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 05, 2010
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Ransom Notes

While reporting from Afghanistan two years ago, David Rohde became, for the second time in his career, an unwilling participant rather than an observer. On October 29, 1995, Rohde had been arrested by Bosnian Serbs. And then in November 2008, Rohde and
Was the NY Times being hypocritical when it suppressed coverage of its journalist who was kidnapped by the Taliban?
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 12, 2010
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Is there 'hope' in Hollywood?

Buoyed by President Barack Obama's campaign slogan, many had hopes for change after his election.
Three controversial (and sure to be Oscar-nominated) films tackle race in the age of Obama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010


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Fourth-estate follies, 2009 edition

Between the rise of the Web, the ADD-addling of America, the fragmentation of any national political consensus, and the devastated economy, working in the press can feel a bit like manning the Titanic — and this year, the entire industry seemed to te
The Phoenix's second annual year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 25, 2009

Kudos to DC for passing same-sex marriage bill!


I've been so busy I forgot to put this up on last week! I just want express my heartfelt congrats and pride (pride because I...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  December 21, 2009
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The Mouth Behind the Eye

Norma Nathan, who looks for all the world like a naïve and guileless suburban homemaker (and knows it), was down on Long Wharf a couple of weeks back, snooping around. She was checking out a rumor that Ed King, his Cabinet, a group of political supporte
Maybe Norma Nathan is just a nice little Jewish mother from the North Shore. After all, she says she only assaults people who assault her.  
By DAVE O'BRIAN  |  August 21, 2009
Bobby Egan, North Korea, Bill Clinton, and the NY Times's mystifying "New York Connection" reference

Bobby Egan, North Korea, Bill Clinton, and the NY Times's mystifying "New York Connection" reference


Did this man help free Laura Ling and Euna Lee?Question: Is the New York Times inadvertently (or maybe even purposefully) hinting at a juicy detail...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 05, 2009
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Man bites newspaper

It's not news that newspapers are in huge trouble — victims of technological change and a mini-depression. What is news is the unadorned glee that is greeting the demise of newsprint.
The genesis of the newspaper problems can be traced to Richard Nixon.
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 17, 2009


Blagojevich indicted? Not quite


If you've been reading about Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's recent arrest, you've probably hear...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 09, 2008
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Overselling Drudge


 Slate's generally excellent Jack Shafer today offers an impassioned defense of Matt Drudge's ...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 11, 2008
Would a McCain-Romney ticket be winning?

Would a McCain-Romney ticket be winning?


 A new ABC News/Washington Post poll suggests that Sarah Palin has become a major liability to John McCain, with 52 percent of likely voters stating...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 20, 2008

McCain's nuclear strategy: past as prologue


Today on Salon, Gary Kamiya makes a convincing connection between John McCain's new win-at-all-costs strategy and the approach Barry Goldwater used during the final days...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 07, 2008

Kristol: facts are stupid things


Now that John McCain's post-RNC bounce has almost entirely dissipated, it's worth considering how his supporters might explain away a loss this November. Take it...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 16, 2008


No fury like Findlay scorned


Yesterday in this space, I praised the Washington Post's story on misinformation circulating about B...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 01, 2008

No fury like Findlay scorned


Yesterday in this space, I praised the Washington Post's story on misinformation circulating about Barack Obama in Findlay, Ohio.  But the Findlay Courier didn't like...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 01, 2008

Appelbaum leaves Globe for Post--updated!


I once got the following advice from a Globie: Every now and then, when it's warranted, point out so...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 01, 2008

Appelbaum leaves Globe for Post--updated!


I once got the following advice from a Globie: Every now and then, when it's warranted, point out something the paper's done well--and leave it...
By Adam Reilly  |  June 30, 2008