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The Redemption Unit

Inspired by our pal Dan Kennedy, who just published his first piece at Medium, the copycatting staff has just publish its first piece there. Preview: The Redemption Unit Adventures in the Social (In)Security Meltdown of 1975 Prologue I got my … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Herald Op-Ed: Mass. GOP = Gone Off Party

It’s a rare day when the local dailies crisscross, but count today as one of them: A liberal Boston Globe columnist puts on the pompoms for Bay State Republicans, while a conservative Herald thumbsucker goes all frowny-faced on them. Start … 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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Legally, Corporations ARE People

Mitt Romney (R-People Person) has been mocked (by Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert) and sort of defended (by Media Nation’s Dan Kennedy) for telling a heckler in Iowa that “Corporations are people, my friend.” As Mr. Media Nation wrote: Romney was … Continue reading

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