Media

This one’s personal

It’s often easy to forget those in the news business are human and have lives beyond what we report on. And sometimes those lives are disrupted by events that just send us reeling. Such is the case this week with the drowning death of Jenny King Phillips, the 76-year-old wife of Boston Globe State House(...)

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Globe clears McGrory of sexual harassment

Globe clears McGrory of sexual harassment

Outside probe concludes no violation of paper’s policy in Sargent texts

AN OUTSIDE INVESTIGATOR hired by the Boston Globe cleared top editor Brian McGrory of violating the company’s sexual harassment policy but admitted he exchanged “personal” messages with former Boston.com editor and reporter Hilary Sargent. “As we informed our employees earlier (Thursday,) the investigation by outside counsel into the matter regarding Brian McGrory that was raised(...)

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CommonWealth going all digital

CommonWealth going all digital

Quarterly print magazine ending as we focus exclusively on website

TODAY’S RELEASE of the print issue of CommonWealth will be our last. After surveying readers, consulting with board members of MassINC, and holding many discussions with my colleagues here at the magazine, I’ve decided we should stop printing the quarterly print magazine and focus all of our attention and resources on the CommonWealth website. The decision(...)

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Alan Dershowitz will not be quiet

Alan Dershowitz will not be quiet

Has become target of mocking near and far

Could someone on Martha’s Vineyard please buy Alan Dershowitz lunch? Or a drink? Or some Beluga caviar? The 80-year-old Harvard Law professor emeritus, who now makes his home on the island and has been summering there for a quarter century, has been bemoaning his apparent ostracism among the social set because of his willingness to(...)

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NJ taxpayers to fund local journalism

NJ taxpayers to fund local journalism

$5m contained in last-minute budget compromise

NEW JERSEY POLITICAL LEADERS ended a four-month budget impasse on Sunday night just hours before the government was scheduled to shut down. Most news stories focused on the big political compromise: Instead of the millionaire tax sought by Gov. Philip Murphy, the budget included a new multimillionaire tax — a 10.75 percent tax rate on anyone earning(...)

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New Jersey taxpayers to fund local journalism

New Jersey political leaders ended a four-month budget impasse on Sunday night just hours before the government was scheduled to shut down. Most news stories focused on the big political compromise: Instead of the millionaire tax sought by the governor, the budget included a  new multimillionaire tax — a 10.75 percent tax rate on anyone earning(...)

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Globe meets with McGrory accuser

Globe meets with McGrory accuser

Lawyer for Sargent says meeting lasted five hours

THE ATTORNEY FOR former Boston.com staffer Hilary Sargent said on Monday that his client sat down for five hours with an investigator hired by the Boston Globe and laid out her claims of inappropriate sexual conduct by Brian McGrory, the paper’s editor, and others. “Today, my client spent more than five hours sharing with the(...)

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Je suis Capital Gazette

Je suis Capital Gazette

If you don’t have thick skin and a dark sense of humor, your ability to survive in the news business is greatly diminished. Apparently, we’ll have to add a bullet-proof vest to that survival list in order to do our job. The rampage Thursday at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, that killed five people –(...)

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Globe’s day to dump news

Globe’s day to dump news

Friday release limited coverage of discredited columnist’s suspension

IT IS KNOWN by reporters as the “Friday news dump,” that time, often in the warm weather months, that officials release bad news late in the afternoon on the verge of a weekend to minimize attention. It has been the target of derision by many in the media. “Releasing bad, unflattering, or embarrassing news on(...)

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Local access channels getting tuned out

Local access channels getting tuned out

Cable companies keep programming in standard def, off channel guides

WE ARE IN a new age of news and media. It started with the 24 hour news cycle, it changed again with the advent of social media, and most recently our media landscape changed with the introduction of the term “fake news” into our vernacular. For the first time, perhaps ever, we have foreign countries(...)

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