Awful Lede Of The Week Award: Buck Anderson of the Salem News

Writing in newspapers seems to be getting worse by the week, and it seems to be at its lowest at the once great local dailies and weeklies that used...

Journalsim 101: Chad Finn Gets Burned By Unnamed Sources

The Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics says journalists should "reserve anonymity for sources who may face danger, retribution or other harm, and have information that cannot be...

From One Sinking Ship To Another

Lisa Kashinsky, who has been covering Methuen for the Eagle-Tribune for the past four years, is going to the Boston Herald. Some personal news: Tomorrow is my last day at @EagleTrib. I’ve...

Globe Spotlight Editor Defends Another Aaron Hernandez Story

Boston Globe readers were questioning yet another Spotlight team story on Friday's front page about Aaron Hernandez. As one poster on the Facebook group for Globe subscribers noted, "there certainly...

Boston Globe Proves Again No One Is Reading This Crap Before Its Printed

Hat tip to Universal Hub for finding this interesting passage from Saturday's Boston Globe auto section review of the 2019 Subaru Forrester: Suppose you’ve been kicked out of your apartment...

Kudos To The Boston Globe For Trying Something New. Now Try Harder.

The Boston Globe has been experimenting with a new story format over the past few days. It's a Q&A format where reporters write and answers questions they assume readers have...

Boston Globe’s Dugan Arnett Commits Journalism (Again)

My enemy's friend is my friend, so I will reluctantly give Turtleboy Sports a hat tip for exposing the Boston Globe's Dugan Arnett and what he think constitutes reporting. (You will...

Globe Writing Own Obit With Recent Cuts

The Boston Globe made some significant cuts this week, including a plan to outsource its death notices. According to the Boston Business Journal, the obituary department move will save about $200,000 a...

Newspaper Tells Readers “We’re Right, You’re Wrong”

I'd like to cut the Danvers Herald some slack. They are, after all, owned by Gatehouse Media, which is bleeding staffers on a daily basis. But their response to criticism...

Don’t Get Too Excited About Those Eagle-Tribune Help Wanted Ads

Three days after it and dozens of other papers in 21 states were acquired by Retirement Systems of Alabama, the Eagle-Tribune of North Andover posted two job openings on its editorial...