Tag Archives: WBUR

Boston, Social Media & the Press

During the horrific week of the Boston Marathon bombings – where the news seem to fly faster than even Twitter – one thing stuck out like a sore thumb: The mainstream media remains the best place to get accurate news. Despite all the cuts, all the closings and the sorry economic state of the mainstream […]

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3 Ways to Save Journalism from Extinction

Let this statistic sink in for a moment. Total number of journalists in the U.S.: 40,000 Total number of Google employees: 54,000 Google was founded in 1998.  Journalism may have died around the same time. Try this one on for size. There are 3.6 public relations professionals for every single journalist.  Nearly 4 to 1. […]

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The Sorry State of Political Journalism

Not even NPR is immune anymore. This morning, WBUR, a NPR affiliate radio station in Boston, broadcast a story about the results of a poll about U.S. Senator Scott Brown and his likely Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren. The story reported that the two candidates were neck-and-neck.  But the content of the piece centered on two […]

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Boston Newspaper Guild Accepts Cuts from New York Times Co.

The Boston Newspaper Guild overwhelmingly supported a new package of cuts totally $10 million last night.  The vote – 366 in favor and 179 against – gives the New York Times Co., the owners of the Boston Globe, the green light to proceed with an expected sale of the 137-year-old newspaper.  The cuts are deep […]

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