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How to Tweet forever!

Idiot Box
... Even after you're dead.
By MATT BORS  |  March 08, 2013
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The Globe sale, contextualized

@Kadzis
News that the Globe was on the auction block was certainly a shock, but it should have been no surprise.
By PETER KADZIS  |  February 27, 2013
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The Phoenix makes history


The Massachusetts Cultural Council announces its first-ever media award.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 23, 2013

Blown away

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I am, I admit, a frequent critic of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram — not because I dislike the paper, but rather due to my recognition of the importance of a vibrant, strong, active daily newspaper is to Maine and its largest city, and because I badly want the PPH to be that paper.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 14, 2012
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Saving the ProJo

Why the paper is falling apart — and how to bring it back
When I interviewed for a job as a reporter at the Providence Journal in early 2007, there was still a whiff of innovation about the place.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 28, 2012

You're famous. Now what?

Look Here! C'mon, Really!
If you missed last Friday's discussion on "microfame," or if you've ever felt that strange compulsion to get the hell off Facebook, listen up.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  November 21, 2012

Honored for torture exposé, Tapley points out more work to be done

Laurels
At an October 26 event attended by five previous awardees and nearly 30 others, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine presented Portland Phoenix writer Lance Tapley with its 2012 Roger Baldwin Award, recognizing his nearly 100 stories over seven years exposing solitary confinement and other torture of inmates in Maine's prison system.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 08, 2012
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A Convenient Excuse


On October 2, I led a climate protest inside the offices of the Boston Globe .
By WEN STEPHENSON  |  November 05, 2012
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Headmaster goes feminine

Print
Matthew Lawrence — blogger, event planner, and man about town — and Jason Tranchida — designer, artist, and man about town — met seven years ago at a bar where both worked as DJs.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 03, 2012

Mistrust

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The Gallup polling company last week released a report saying Americans' trust in the mass media hit a new low this year.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 26, 2012
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Back to the future

Letter from the Publisher
Welcome to our new world. Or perhaps it's back to the future.
By STEPHEN M. MINDICH  |  September 18, 2012
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A new beginning

Letter from the Publisher
Many reading this edition of the Boston Phoenix already know that after 46 years of publishing as a newspaper, we are changing formats, saying goodbye to newsprint, hello to glossy pages, and folding the content and sensibility of our sister publication, Stuff , into our new pages.
By STEPHEN M. MINDICH  |  September 13, 2012
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Gemmapalooza and RI’s strange relationship with the truth

Talking Politics
In the run-up to Congressional candidate Anthony Gemma's highly anticipated press conference this week, unveiling allegations of voter fraud by incumbent Congressman David Cicilline, the chattering class — this observer included — was pretty much unanimous: Gemma had to deliver the goods or he was finished.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 22, 2012

It's an online world now

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The Portland Press Herald editorial crew needs some lessons on online communication and Internet copyright law.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 22, 2012
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Alexander Cockburn’s $10,000 Arab connection

A question of propriety
Village Voice staff writer Alexander Cockburn, a journalist noted for his media criticism and for his biting criticism of Israel, accepted $10,000 in 1982 as a fellowship from an organization promoting Arab causes.
By ALAN LUPO  |  July 23, 2012



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Joe must go; winds of change; the king of fuh

Brown hall of shame
Brown University has already taken its disgraced alumnus Joe Paterno's name off an award doled out every year to the school's outstanding male freshman athlete. But there is still a question about whether Coach Paterno should be ejected from the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 25, 2012
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Jazz death at ’GBH

Gone, gone, gone
"I don't know if we made a difference, but we had a hell of time," said Ken Field at the "WGBH Jazz Funeral" last week. True dat, Ken.
By JON GARELICK  |  July 12, 2012
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Mothers News tackles cheesecake and Left-Handers Day

This Just In
"No offense, but you guys are no competition," Jacob Berendes tells me.
By PHILIP EIL  |  June 06, 2012

Ask questions

Press Releases
Portland residents concerned about the drowning death of Nathan Bihlmaier saw the advantage of having competing news organizations last week, and may yet continue benefiting from this as the investigation continues.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 30, 2012

Advice for Curt; unrest by the sea; Mr. Walton blows out the candles

Out-of-business plan
In case Curt Schilling is reading, here are a couple things you should never do as a businessman: 1) bounce a check to a state government; and 2) fail to meet payroll, especially when you have billed yourself as a jobs creator.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 23, 2012

Got no plans

Politics + Other Mistakes
Welcome to the Channel 9 News Noodle. I'm Kootie McDoof.
By AL DIAMON  |  May 23, 2012
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Interview: Rory O’Connor digs social media

News trust
Rory O'Connor has been thinking about trust and the media for a long time.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  May 14, 2012
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Getting real with Tumblr’s favorite editor

GIF it away now
The relationship between an editor and her writers can be a complicated one.
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  May 16, 2012
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On politics, the media, and Providence’s ‘hidden gem’

Week In Review
It was quite the week in local news and here at Chez Phoenix .
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 02, 2012

Obama Occupies

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It's no surprise that the mainstream media are treating the latest policy moves by President Barack Obama as part of the strategic maneuvering supporting his reelection bid.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 02, 2012
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The Big Hurt: Rihanna/Brown media roundup

Hurt so bad
Hey, remember when Chris Brown beat his beloved celebrity girlfriend to the point of hospitalization, and it looked like, thank goodness, he totally wouldn't get away with it?
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 29, 2012

Its paywall up, the way forward for the Journal

As The ProJo Turns
The Providence Journal 's long-awaited paywall went up this week.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 29, 2012

At union request, Sussman steps up for Press Herald

Cash Injections
It was not the owners of the Portland Press Herald who sought out Maine hedge-fund mogul S. Donald Sussman to proffer a cash infusion to save the ailing newspaper. Rather, it was the idea of the Press Herald 's unionized employees.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 15, 2012



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