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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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Paper cuts at the Herald

Paper cuts at the Herald

More reductions as tabloid’s new owners to outsource advertising and layout

THE NEW OWNERS of the Boston Herald have told staff they will outsource all the paper’s advertising design and news page layout functions for the daily print edition to the company’s headquarters in Colorado, triggering elimination of at least half the copy editor and design positions. The move is the latest round of cuts imposed(...)

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Globe challenges Sargent to show evidence

Globe challenges Sargent to show evidence

Paper’s lawyers say they can’t complete investigation without ex-staffer’s help

LAWYERS FOR THE Boston Globe said they are trying to determine whether allegations against editor Brian McGrory of sending inappropriate and sexually suggestive text messages are true, but cannot complete their investigation without help from his accuser, former Boston.com editor Hilary Sargent. “The Globe has done all the investigation it can without her, both internally(...)

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Globe sues ex-employee over sex harassment claims

Globe sues ex-employee over sex harassment claims

Paper says it wants to hear 'more, not less' from Sargent about exchanges with McGrory

THE BOSTON GLOBE filed suit Friday against a former reporter and editor to compel her to release the full text she said the paper’s editor, Brian McGrory, sent to her that included an unwanted, sexually suggestive message. In the suit filed in Suffolk Superior Court, the Globe’s lawyers say Hilary Sargent is in violation of(...)

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Ex-reporter threatens Globe with more revelations

Ex-reporter threatens Globe with more revelations

Sargent says allegations against McGrory are not isolated

A FORMER REPORTER and editor who accused Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory of sending her an unwanted sexually suggestive text is hinting she has more to reveal about the culture of sexual harassment and workplace environment at the paper. Hilary Sargent, who has been on a mission to push the Globe to acknowledge and address(...)

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Globe editor accused of sending sexually suggestive text

Globe editor accused of sending sexually suggestive text

Former reporter posts exchange on Twitter that she said was with McGrory

A FORMER REPORTER for the Boston Globe is claiming Brian McGrory, the paper’s current editor, sent her an unsolicited, sexually suggestive text. Hilary Sargent, who started at the Globe in 1999 as a 19-year-old intern before leaving and being recruited back 15 years later, posted an undated text message on Twitter on Monday that she(...)

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Worcester T&G by way of Tokyo

More than 120 Massachusetts daily and weekly newspapers learned on Thursday that they will report to ultimate bosses halfway around the world after the private equity firm that owns GateHouse Media announced it was selling out to a Japanese multinational corporation for $3.3 billion. SoftBank Group Corp. said it is purchasing Fortress Investment Group, which(...)

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