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WSJ Makes ‘Faustian Pact’ with Native Advertising

Apparently there’s no resisting the allure of native advertising these days. The latest converts to ads in sheep’s clothing? USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. The latter’s surrender is the more interesting of the two, given the low opinion of native … Continue reading

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Why the WSJ Is a Great Read (‘Yammer & Sickle’ Edition)

The Wall Street Journal, as is its wont, has featured some truly asymmetrical coverage of the Sochi Olympics this past week, largely compliments of its Yammer & Sickle microsite. Representative sample: Americans vs. Russian Doors: A Cold War That’s Heating … Continue reading

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Why the WSJ Is a Great Newspaper (California PG&E Terrorist Attack Edition)

Rebecca Smith’s front-page Wall Street Journal piece yesterday about the attempt last year to knock out a California power station is a knockout. Assault on California Power Station Raises Alarm on Potential for Terrorism April Sniper Attack Knocked Out Substation, Raises Concern for … Continue reading

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WSJ’s Jason Gay Totally Gets Boston

Among the many joys of reading the Wall Street Journal (A-hed, Arena, Weekend Edition) is columnist Jason Gay. And among his many talents is an uncanny knack for capturing the Boston state of mind. Two recent exhibits. October 21 piece on … Continue reading

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WSJ: Southie Roils

Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured this piece about the current state of South Boston: ‘Southie’: New Blood, Old Problems While Gentrification Spreads, Neighborhood Where ‘Whitey’ Bulger Reigned Remains Rife With Addiction BOSTON—The Owl Station Bar & Bistro offers sushi and … Continue reading

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WSJ On Markey/Gomez Race: Mass. Dems Mean, National GOP Withholds Means

The Bay State is blessed! There are two – count ‘em, two – pieces in the Weekend Wall Street Journal about the Ed Markey/Gabriel Gomez special U.S. Senate bakeoff. First up: This piece about conservative donors holding back on Gomez, … Continue reading

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WSJ Beats NYT On CDC Antismoking Ads

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has officially abandoned its effort to require tobacco companies to print graphic Australian-style warnings on cigarette packs. But that doesn’t mean the federal government has ended its sporadic antismoking effort. From Friday’s Wall Street Journal: Graphic New Antismoking Ads … Continue reading

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Mike Wallace’s 1958 Dali-ance

From Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout’s invaluable About Last Night blog at ArtsJournal: First, marvel at the Parliament cigarette plug Wallace delivers. Then, marvelous Salvador Dali. The interview is two ships passing in the TV night: Wallace is … Continue reading

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WSJ Says GOP All Wee-Wee’d Up

The Wall Street Journal editorial page, which routinely serves up more red meat than an Iowa slaughterhouse, featured this in Wednesday’s edition: The Bedwetter Caucus That didn’t take long. Much as we predicted last week, the Republican Party’s Bedwetter Caucus … Continue reading

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The Wall Street Journal Finally Catches Up With Campaign Outsider (Rhyme-onyms Edition)

Two-and-a-half-years ago, the hardworking staff posted this: Rhyme-onyms Posted on March 29, 2010   First: I yield to no man in my respect and affection for my students at Boston University. Second: During my five years as a mass communication professor … Continue reading

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