Tag Archives: Joe Battenfeld

Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Spotlight The Globe Edition)

It’s time once again to review the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight, especially the rumpus over the Boston Globe’s Spotlight report, Driven to the Edge. Start as usual with the underdog Boston Herald, which has been hounding its crosstown rival all … Continue reading

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Hark! The Herald! (‘Party’ Pooper Edition)

From our Walt Whitman desk Yesterday our feisty local tabloid celebrated itself and sang its Press Party with a full-page ad. Got that – always smart, no-holds-barred discussions from fresh faces with their news noses on the ground and their fingertips on the pulse of the media machine? Two observations: 1) That has … Continue reading

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Hark! The Herald! (Press Party Apparatus Edition)

The Boston Herald’s relentless self-promotion braved new frontiers with this Joe Battenfeld piece in Wednesday’s edition: Apparently, the ladder of success at our feisty local tabloid is actually an escalator . . . Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in … 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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Our Inaugural ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff

During the past few days the Boston Herald has been relentlessly flogging its new Press Party webcast, which the hardworking staff guesses is an audition for NECN or Fox 25. Here’s our feisty local tabloid’s “news coverage” of its own … Continue reading

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Boston Herald Wants To Beat WGBH’s Beat The Press

Our feisty local tabloid has increasingly increased its video production lately (Exhibit A: High Noon), and yesterday it upped the ante with the introduction of the Boston Herald Press Party on Page 2:   Copy:   And then there was … Continue reading

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Bay State GOP Has A (Corned) Beef With Bay State Dems

From our Late to the (St. Pat’s Day) Party desk First it was the gays and lesbians who couldn’t march in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade. Now it’s the Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls who can’t attend the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day … Continue reading

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Poll Vault At The Boston Herald

Our feisty local tabloid today released a new poll on the U.S. Senate race (which pretty much runs true to form), and gave it that special Herald something. Start with Page One: Two elements of note: 1) the Cryptkeeper photo … Continue reading

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Thursday Globe Totally Eats Wednesday Herald’s Dust

The hardreading staff likes to characterize the feisty local tabloid as a lively index to the Boston Globe. But in this case, the Boston Herald was a lively index to the next day’s Boston Globe. Exhibit A Wednesday’s Herald Page One: Thursday’s Boston … Continue reading

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‘Sno Letup At The Boston Herald

As with snowflakes, no two Boston Herald high dudgeons are alike. Exhibit Umpteen: The feisty local tabloid’s snowstorm jihad this past week. Start with Sunday’s relatively straightforward front page: Then accelerate into Wednesday’s Page One . . . Read the … Continue reading

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