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The incredible shrinking free daily

New Metro metrics
This has been a rocky stretch for Metro Boston .
By: ADAM REILLY  |  April 02, 2008


The player

Trying to find some meaning in ace biz-boy columnist Steve Bailey’s move to London
The exit of Boston Globe business columnist Steve Bailey this past week to take a post in London as a general-interest news editor with Bloomberg signifies the exhaustion of a tradition.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  April 02, 2008


Extreme makeover: Globe edition

Now more than ever, this is Marty Baron’s newspaper
Earlier this week, in an e-mail to the Boston Globe newsroom, editor Marty Baron announced the imminent departure of three key employees.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  March 12, 2008

Bay Area beatdown

The soap-operatic significance of the Bay Guardian–Village Voice Media battle
These are grimly predictable days in the newspaper business.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  March 11, 2008


Master of Hub hits

Meet Adam Gaffin, Boston’s reigning Web czar
Greater Boston has witnessed a shocking amount of drama in the new year.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  March 05, 2008


See no evil

What’s on the videotape Dan Conley won’t make public? Plus, winners in the Times ’ McCain mess.
An intriguing battle pitting government against the press is currently percolating on the North Shore and here in Boston.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  February 27, 2008


The gathering storm

Anxiety on Morrissey Boulevard
This past week’s announcement that the New York Times plans to cut 100 newsroom jobs was bad news for the journalists of the Gray Lady.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  February 20, 2008


Slime time

We already know about politicians’ capacity for coarse behavior. But how low can the press go?
Nasty presidential races are nothing new.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  February 20, 2008


The ‘A’ word

Is there one political story the press shouldn’t report?
How can the media cover a subject that nearly everyone’s thinking about, but is almost too abhorrent to discuss?
By: ADAM REILLY  |  February 15, 2008


Mitt’s pit bull

Meet Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s teeth-baring press secretary
Flackdom rarely leads to fame. But Eric Fehrnstrom, the traveling press secretary for Mitt Romney, has already joined the pop-culture firmament.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  February 01, 2008


That’s what he said

Barack Obama sounds just like Deval Patrick. Is that good or bad?
More than any other presidential candidate, Barack Obama owes his success to sheer rhetorical power.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  January 17, 2008


The Kristol method

Why is a Murdoch man working for the competition ?
Journalistic atrocity or savvy hire?
By: ADAM REILLY  |  January 09, 2008


Fake-news vacuum

Why the Writers Guild strike could affect the presidential race
It’s easy to be flip about the deep implications of the Writers Guild of America strike, which is now stretching into its fourth week.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  November 28, 2007


War stories

Pressuring the press
In his new book, Reporting the War: Freedom of the Press from the American Revolution to the War on Terrorism , author John Byrne Cooke tracks press influence on public opinion.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  November 28, 2007


Malign neglect

Are the media abetting the death of Boston politics?
If, as the Globe editorial page put it, Boston politics need CPR, why is the press idly standing by?
By: ADAM REILLY  |  November 14, 2007


Capital loss

How has moving from Boston to Washington changed the Atlantic ?
Two things stood out when the book tour for an impressive new anthology, The American Idea: The Best of the Atlantic Monthly , rolled through town this past month.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  November 05, 2007


Southern discomfort

Anti-press overreach in the Sun Belt. Plus, the strange resilience of Page Six editor Richard Johnson
A pair of recent developments in the Sun Belt serves as a useful reminder that antagonism between government and the press can get a whole lot nastier.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  January 28, 2010


The problem with heroes

Lessons from the build-them-up, tear-them-down Boston firefighter backlash
Even the hardest-hearted news consumer had to wince this past week when the private autopsy results of Paul Cahill and Warren Payne were leaked to some of the press.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  October 10, 2007


Highway robbery

Is Internet populism destined for corporate ruin?
Not long ago, the path by which the recent Justice Department scandal traveled from tidbit to tsunami would have been seen as an exotic trip through an unknown land.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  October 04, 2007


Scared silent

Three lawsuits have been dropped, but local media still seems reluctant to tackle the Islamic Society of Boston
Dr. Walid Fitaihi’s departure from and return to the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) were stories worth reporting.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  September 19, 2007


House pest

One Cape Cod blogger is getting the scoops and setting the pace for Massachusetts casino coverage — for better or worse
The biggest political story in Massachusetts right now is the state’s ongoing dalliance with casino gambling.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  September 12, 2007

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