Tag Archives: Dan Kennedy

NYT Also Excels at Boston Marathon Bombings Coverage

As you all undoubtedly know by now, the Boston Globe has won a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for its Breaking News Reporting of last year’s Marathon bombings. Less noticed locally is the New York Times Feature Photography Pulitzer for Josh Haner’s “moving essay on … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Boston’s Tragic Fire Edition)

The Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight proceeded apace last week, with the media hall monitors grading news coverage of Tuesday’s horrific Back Bay inferno that left two Boston firefighters dead and over a dozen injured. From the Boston Herald’s Press Party (starting at 1:05):   … Continue reading

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Is Chris Hughes Turning The New Republic Into Edvertorial?

Chris Hughes answered the phones during Facebook’s startup, consequently became a multimillionaire, subsequently joined the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, and eventually bought The New Republic. It was clear early on that Hughes would make the magazine a house organ for the Obama administration, starting with … Continue reading

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Ex-Globe Editor Marty Baron Stiff-Arms National Journal

Former Boston Globe (and current Washington Post) executive editor Marty Baron was profiled in National Journal this week and rest assured, he’s the same in D.C. as he was here – only more so. Nut graf: Washington, meet Martin Baron, … Continue reading

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Herald Hacks At Globe Cab Story (II)

In the aftermath of his post on Media Nation this morning about the Boston Herald’s drive-by coverage of the Globe series Driven to the Edge, Dan Kennedy had this Twitter exchange with Seth Mnookin: I have the greatest respect for both these guys as writers, but … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Miss Da Mayah Edition)

It’s  Week Two of the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight, and the hardworking staff is pleased once again to bring you the details. Start with the Underdog, the Boston Herald’s online Press Party. As always, our feisty local tabloid treats its … Continue reading

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Hark! The Herald Angles Sing!

While the Boston Globe is makes its Pulitzer push with a three-part megaseries about felonious illegal immigrants, the Boston Herald has been scooping up stories hither and yon. From the feisty local tabloid’s Yon desk: yesterday’s Page One story on Gov. Patrick tolling … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Globe Wins The Senate Endorsement Bakeoff)

As old friend Dan Kennedy noted yesterday at Media Nation, the Boston Globe has published a smashmouth endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate that tunes up Scott Brown pretty good. In Senate, Warren would lead where Brown has fallen short Ted Kennedy has been dead … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Circulation Roulette Edition)

From the Boston Herald’s Good for Us! desk: Our readership’s on the up and up! But Scarborough survey finds bad news for Globe  The Herald’s audience grew at a double-digit clip over the past year while the Globe saw significant … Continue reading

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