Boston’s feisty local tabloid is currently engaged in – what to call it? – engagement journalism.
Literally, in one case.
For the past few weeks, the Herald has been running a Royal Wedding contest, which is essentially a bakeoff among local engaged couples for who’s “most deserving of royal wedding treatment” (finalists here).
And that’s not the only ballot battle being hosted by the Herald.
We already have a winner in the paper’s restaurant-naming contest! From Wednesday’s Herald:
Reader inspires name of chef’s new eatery
We have a winner!
Jason Santos, the blue-haired chef and “Hell’s Kitchen” runner-up, is naming his new restaurant Blue Inc. — and 24-year-old Ashley Capone wins an invitation to the June opening party and gets to name a drink on Santos’ menu.
“I couldn’t believe it was me,” said Capone, who got the phone call yesterday about winning the Herald’s restaurant-naming contest. “I’ve never won anything, except maybe some swim meets when I was younger.”
Good thing she jumped in the Herald pool.
But wait! There’s more! Also from Wednesday’s Herald:
Let the battle begin!
Voting for the Herald’s Bandemonium contest begins today, and you, the reader, decides which high school band, choir, orchestra or glee club deserves to win $5,000 from Ernie Boch Jr.’s Music Drives Us Foundation and bragging rights as the best high school music group.
Maybe they should rename themselves the Boston Herald-Voter.