Monthly Archives: August 2013

Boston Globe A Day Late, Charlie Card Short On MBTA Ring Story?

From our stately local broadsheet’s The Hive on Monday: This ring guarantees easy access to the T Sick of fishing through your purse or flashing your wallet every time you ride the MBTA? A Kickstarter project, Sesame Ring, is offering stylish RFID … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (To Half and Half Not Edition)

This week’s installment of the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight has more than its share of headcratchers. Start, as always with the Underdog: the Boston Herald’s Press Party. The Wayne’s World webcast weighed in on the Jared Remy Saga a week late (they … Continue reading

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Why The Boston Herald Should Respect The Boston Globe (Annie Dookhan Edition)

From the Boston Sunday Globe’s front page: The Globe proceeded to devote another page-and-a-half to tracking defendants freed by Dookhan’s crime lab debacle . . . Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town.

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Vin Scully Celebrations: Globe 1, Herald 0

Vin Scully, the legendary 85-year-old broadcaster who has called Los Angeles Dodgers games for lo, these last 64 years, has just re-upped for 2014, and the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy paid tribute to him in Sunday’s edition. Vin Scully simply the best … Continue reading

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WQOM Catholic Radio Billboard: Try ‘God Damn’

The billboard that WQOM Catholic Radio posted earlier this month has gotten the local station plenty of attention. Start with this report in the Boston Pilot: Radio station launches ‘Try God’ billboard campaign BOSTON — 1060 AM WQOM Catholic Radio is launching … Continue reading

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Mixed Reviews For CNET Reviews ‘Reborn As Ads’

As the hardtracking has endlessly noted, Web publishers are on native advertising like Brown on Williamson. Example Umpteen (via Digiday): The Newest in Native: Editorial Reviews Reborn as Ads This past April, CNET senior editor Jessica Dolcourt reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone. … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Dean Meminger Edition)

Al McGuire, Meminger’s coach at Marquette, once said he was “quicker than 11:15 Mass at a seaside resort.” From Saturday’s New York Times: Dean Meminger, Who Helped Knicks to a Title, Dies at 65 Dean Meminger, a speedy guard and … Continue reading

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C.J. Chivers, Rhymes With Shivers (Syrian Rebel ‘Dark Side’ Edition)

The New York Times’s redoubtable war correspondent C.J. Chivers filed yet another riveting story on Friday’s front page. American Sees Dark Side of Syrian Rebels Matthew Schrier was helpless. An American photographer held in a rebel-controlled prison in the Syrian … Continue reading

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Former Adman Elmore Leonard Gets An Ad, Man

The late great Elmore Leonard, whose writing career began at a Detroit advertising agency six decades ago, gets a nice tribute ad on the back page of Thursday’s New York Times Arts section.   That went nicely with the Janet … Continue reading

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Boston Herald A Day Late, $500,000 Short On Mayoral Race

Preliminary indications are that our feisty local tabloid is taking a pass on the Boston mayoral race. The first competitive City Hall election in 20 years is apparently less important than the non-existent political career of a certain Scott Brown … Continue reading

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