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Escaping the news Thunderdome

Escaping the news Thunderdome

5 policy prescriptions to deal with misinformation

FOLLOWING THE NEWS has become exhausting. We hardly know what to believe anymore. In response, many people now feel the need to curate reality, by pre-selecting news sources on their smartphones and tablet computers. However, whether it’s in business or politics, the truth matters, and important decisions must rest on facts, data, and reality. Public(...)

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Don’t know much about history

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that not all Americans are created equal in their familiarity with the founding documents of their nation or the principles that undergird the same. And so it is that, along with the unalienable right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, we are evidently also endowed by(...)

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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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HuffPo’s indictment of Ortiz

Mayor Marty Walsh and his minions may be disavowing any role in jumpstarting a Huffington Post takedown of US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t thrilled to see it. The 3,200-word piece was a journalistic indictment of Ortiz, who, the headline claims, is “building a career indicting the good guys.” If Ortiz(...)

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Ortiz sides with Walsh on records

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, whose office is suspected of being the source of leaks for Boston Globe stories about her investigation of union strong-arming tactics, is now saying that investigation would be compromised if Boston Mayor Marty Walsh releases to the Globe documents Ortiz has demanded as part of the probe. Citing a memorandum he(...)

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