Tuesday, October 24, 2006


The Character of a newspaper.....

While this is a blog about radio, I know there are some other media topics that interest us all, such as newspapers and TV.

Former Herald staffer Michael Gee hits the nail on the head when he writes about the character of our local newspapers, especially the Boston Globe


"The Herald presents life as an endless series of exclamation points, a truly loopy, no, disturbed way of viewing the universe."

"Any Bostonian also knows the character flaw that blights the Globe. In a word, snootiness. New England's largest if shrinking newspaper operates on the premise it is the benevolent, all-seeing colonial governor in these parts. We the readers are the childlike, backward, basically pathetic natives who need its constant guidance."

At the same time, you might be interested in this Wall Street Journal piece about the Boston Globe losing money for the first time in it's history.

Boston Globe Doesn't Deliver For the Times

"...now that brainy, well-heeled populace turns out to be on the leading edge of a digital migration that is pummeling the Boston Globe so badly that it is on track for its first unprofitable year in its recent history..."

Recent memory? Or ever? Does anyone know when the last time the Globe posted an unprofitable year?

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