Media and Journalism

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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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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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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‘No bowtie needed’

‘No bowtie needed’

Ex-Herald ed page editor joins Globe ed board

POLITICS, as they say, makes strange bedfellows. Apparently, so does editorializing. Rachelle Cohen, the longtime editorial page editor at the Boston Herald, whose right-of-center voice stood in stark contrast to the progressive leanings of the Boston Globe, is now a “contributing member” of her old rival’s editorial board. Cohen, who left the tabloid in March(...)

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Are the vultures circling the Herald?

Are the vultures circling the Herald?

McGovern offers glimpse of Digital First’s approach

BOB MCGOVERN OFFERS the first inside glimpse of what’s left of the Boston Herald after the newspaper’s purchase by Digital First Media — and it isn’t pretty. McGovern, who covered legal matters for the tabloid, left the Herald on Friday and on Monday published a somewhat rambling account of the newspaper’s plunge into bankruptcy and(...)

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What’s Digital First going to do next?

What’s Digital First going to do next?

Pushback and spending cuts increase throughout Digital First properties

The chaos at the Denver Post may be spreading to other Digital First Media properties, including those in Massachusetts. Chuck Plunkett, who resigned last week as the editor of the Post’s editorial page, said in an op-ed in Rolling Stone that Digital First, which is owned by the hedge fund Alden Global Capital, “is actively(...)

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What’s Digital First going to do next?

The chaos at the Denver Post may be spreading to other Digital First Media properties, including those in Massachusetts. Chuck Plunkett, who resigned last week as the editor of the Post’s editorial page, said in an op-ed in Rolling Stone that Digital First, which is owned by the hedge fund Alden Global Capital, “is actively(...)

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THIS ISSUE CAME TOGETHER much like past issues. We came up with our story ideas and reported them out. We recruited freelancers to research and write other stories. And we assigned photographers to take pictures. We spent a lot of time putting the magazine together while continuing to write stories for the CommonWealth website, and(...)

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