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Sports Entertainment Red Sox owned Boston Globe Newspaper Subterfuge – Amid union strife, @John_W_Henry now says the @bostonglobe is profitable: “It’s been a long time coming.”
Boston, MA: - Industrial Mogul author has announced the following regarding Boston Globe profitability:
Boston, MA: Dan Kennedy tweets "This just in: Sounds like some major strife between Boston Globe management and the Boston Newspaper Guild, the union that represents the Globe’s newsroom employees as well as many on the business side." Globe management’s hardline stance Share More: Message to Newspaper Guild members: Dear Guild members, We need your help — The company has hired a prominent attorney from ;known for union-busting in the media industry. During negotiations for a new contract with the Guild, the company has presented a ridiculous and draconian proposal that would strip away essential protections and provisions in the contract…
Censored – Boston Bans Plastic Bags. Will Shop & Stop Border Enforcement Detain Violating Shoppers ?
Unlawful Stop & Shop Plastic Bags Crossing Boston Border. Boston, MA: Boston now has a plastic bag ban in effect. Tweets have begun @universalhub by Adam Gaffin states, " Fortunately, nobody thought to search my trunk when I crossed the border back into Boston after picking up some things at the Dedham Stop & Shop this afternoon ".
A Sun Staff Report LOWELL -- Boston Herald Editor in Chief Joe Sciacca has been named to oversee the editorial operations of seven daily newspapers in Digital First Media's Northeast Cluster, the media company announced yesterday. As regional editor in chief, Sciacca will oversee DFM's papers in Massachusetts and New York. Those papers include the Boston Herald; The Sun of Lowell; Sentinel & Enterprise of Fitchburg; the Daily Freeman in Kingston, ; The Record of Troy, ; The Saratogian of Saratoga Springs, ; and Oneida Daily Dispatch of Oneida, Also included, are the Nashoba Valley Voice and the Dracut Dispatch.…
Senator Warren Offers Support for Employee Organizing Efforts at Two Western Massachusetts News Outlets
A Large Majority of Employees at Newspapers Reportedly Support Forming a Union Text of the Letter (PDF) Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Daily Hampshire Gazette and The Valley Advocate in support of their employees' request in joining together to form a union, the Pioneer Valley News Guild. Senator Warren is urging the two newspapers to carefully follow all applicable laws and respect their employees' rights to join together and decide without interference whether to form a union. Well over half of the 72 eligible employees at these two newspapers have reportedly signed a petition requesting voluntary recognition…
News Foul – Billionaire Mogul John Henry Issues Gag Contract to Journalists Censoring Red Sox Ownership of Boston Globe Stories
Boston, MA: According to Best of BSMW, Radio hosts forced to sign agreements that prohibit them from discussing the Boston Globe and Red Sox ownership? There was a time when @dankennedy_nu would object to such things. It’s John Henry’s town now, Dan just lives in it.
“The year has already been marked by an unforeseen acceleration of decline in the core local daily newspaper business, both in advertising and in circulation. At the same time, the hushed whispers of a local news emergency have grown louder. There’s talk — both public and private — of the need to raise huge amounts of money in order to address a crisis a decade in the making.”
If You Build It, Will They Come? A Demand-Side Theory Of What Ails Local Journalism. Share More:
Boston, MA: by Dan Kennedy WGBH - The state of local journalism is grim — and the hedge funds that have scooped up hundreds of newspapers over the past decade have made things even worse than they otherwise might be. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the University Share More:
BOSTON HERALD Digital First Media Billionaires Hedge Fund Eliminate Boston’s Top Seasoned Photojournalists & Sports Staff
Boston, MA: by Jack Sullivan Commonwealth Magazine. THE STRUGGLING BOSTON HERALD laid off about 20 more staffers Thursday, including at least two award-winning veteran photographers for a tabloid that thrives on pictures. Longtime photographer Mark Garfinkel posted on social media that he was let go after reporting for work Thursday morning. “Goodbye Boston Herald,” Garfinkel, a photographer at the paper for a quarter century, wrote on Twitter. “Today I was let go, w/others. I’ve enjoyed covering events that have occurred in Boston. Thanks to the staff, past/present.” Calls to several Herald officials, including editor Joe Sciacca, were not returned. Beyond the photo department, it’s unclear…