Media and Journalism

Where’s the story on Trump’s taxes?

Certain people over a certain age recall the old Wendy’s slogan that became a pre-internet viral cry for whenever someone offered something without substance. “Where’s the beef?” is a phrase that could easily be applied to the first revelation of President Trump’s tax returns. But the reaction by supporters and the president himself that the “exclusive”(...)

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Sheehan steps down as CEO of Globe

Sheehan steps down as CEO of Globe

Retired news executive from Florida is replacement

THE BOSTON GLOBE on Thursday shuffled its top management, bringing newspaper executive and publisher Doug Franklin out of retirement to replace Mike Sheehan as CEO. Franklin, 59, is the former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cox Enterprises, an Atlanta-based conglomerate with media and automotive operations. Franklin worked there from 2013 to 2015.(...)

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We’re turning 20

We’re turning 20

Two decades of politics, ideas, and civic life in Massachusetts

MASSINC, THE PARENT of CommonWealth magazine, turns 20 this year. We’re planning a birthday party on December 1 that we’re calling Serious Fun II and we’re starting to think about what the next 20 years might look like. I invite you to support our work by attending the birthday party and offering your suggestions on(...)

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Making noise — and a splash — on guns

For a newspaper opinion page, it’s the closest thing there is to shouting something from the rooftops. Today’s Boston Globe — both online and in print — leads with a large-type three-word call: “MAKE IT STOP.” The “it” is the carnage of mass shootings in this country, as the paper calls for a national ban(...)

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DA O’Keefe amazed at limited DeLeo leak inquiry

DA O’Keefe amazed at limited DeLeo leak inquiry

Says a serious investigation might deter smear efforts

I write in response to the recent article that ran under the headline, “Gants calls off DeLeo leak inquiry.” This article carried the sub-headline, “Law enforcement officials tell SJC they didn’t do it.” Is this what a judicial order from the Supreme Judicial Court is worth? The context here is that House Speaker Robert DeLeo(...)

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Voters trump media predictions

There’s nothing those in the media like reading and writing more than “we got it wrong” stories, provided they have company. And in the case of Donald Trump, there are plenty of people on the mea culpa highway. Trump has been dallying around the fringes of presidential politics for a few years now, first hobnobbing(...)

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