More Ad-voidance of the Boston Herald

April 22, 2014

As the hardreading staff noted, the Boston Herald held its own with Marathon ads in yesterday’s edition, but today the paper got . . . bageled.

Crosstown, meanwhile, the Boston Globe got this:

 

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And this:

 

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And this:

 

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And this:

 

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(To be fair, the Globe did run a special section with all the Marathon finishing times. To be accurate, only the last two ads ran in that section.)

Still, the grumpy local tabloid can console itself with this:

 

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That’s right – the Herald won yet another nod from the Newseum’s coveted Today’s Top Ten Front Pages.

More details, no doubt, in tomorrow’s edition.

 


When We’re Wrong About the Herald, We Write It

April 16, 2014

The Walt Whitman desk is standing down.

Yesterday the hardreading staff noted that Boston hit the trifecta in the Newseum’s Today’s Top Ten Front Pages (sorry, no archive).

To wit:

Staying Strong

While addressing the continued struggles to overcome the physical and emotional wounds suffered during the Boston Marathon bombing one year ago, today’s front pages also focus on inspirational stories of community, heroism, and healing. The vivid front page of the Metro – Boston Edition effectively acknowledges the tragedy of that “dark day,” while looking forward to “a bright future.”

 

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And here’s what we predicted:

Gotta be killing the Heraldniks that Metro Boston got the shoutout in the copy, but that won’t keep the feisty local tabloid from running a “news story” about their high honor in tomorrow’s edition.

 

But even though the Herald usually treats a Top Ten nod like its version of the Pulitzer Prize, not so today.

Therefore, to paraphrase the great Whitman:

We castigate ourself, and singe ourself, 

And what we assumed you shall not assume . . .

Not to get technical about it.

 


Which of These Papers Will Blow Its Own Horn Tomorrow? That’s Right – The Herald

April 15, 2014

On the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, local newspapers got the hat trick in the Newseum’s Today’s Top Ten Front Pages.

Staying Strong

While addressing the continued struggles to overcome the physical and emotional wounds suffered during the Boston Marathon bombing one year ago, today’s front pages also focus on inspirational stories of community, heroism, and healing. The vivid front page of the Metro – Boston Edition effectively acknowledges the tragedy of that “dark day,” while looking forward to “a bright future.”

 

The Top Ten:

 

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Closer:

 

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Even closer:

 

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Gotta be killing the Heraldniks that Metro Boston got the shoutout in the copy, but that won’t keep the feisty local tabloid from running a “news story” about their high honor in tomorrow’s edition.

Our Walt Whitman desk is on full alert.

 


Hark! The Herald! (‘Tomorrow’s Edition Today’ Edition)

January 10, 2014

From our Walt Whitman desk

Say, the feisty local tabloid is on some awards run, yeah? A mere one week after garnering a coveted Today’s Top Ten Front Pages award from the Newseum, the Boston Herald has done it again!

“Bridge-Gate” Day 2: The Apology

If you like your state politics with a touch of scandal, it’s a good week to be reading the newspapers. As “Bridge-Gate” continues, today’s headlines focus on Gov. Chris Christie’s epic, apologetic news conference.

 

The Big 10:

 

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Look for tomorrow’s Herald to devote meaningless real estate in the news hole to this precious award.

Or is that vice versa?

P.S. That’s two Top Tens in two days of Christiepalooza for The Courier News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Star-Ledger, and New York Post. Something to shoot for, eh, Heraldniks?


Hark! The Herald! (Tomorrow’s Edition Today Edition)

January 3, 2014

From our Walt Whitman desk

The feisty local tabloid will be celebrating in its news pages tomorrow after winning yet another Today’s Top Ten Front Pages award from the Newseum.

The Deep Freeze

The weather outside is frightful, but front-page photos are so insightful. When temperatures plunge, winds gust and you’re slogging through snow and ice, the only way to dress up for the extreme weather is to cover up. For Page One, that’s the opportunity for a close-up.

 

And here they are:

 

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Boston Herald Victory Dance to follow soon.


Hark! The Herald! (Big Papi Edition)

October 16, 2013

From our Walt Whitman desk

Today’s Boston Herald has a swell time patting itself on the back for yet another mention by “Journalism’s own hall of fame” – that would be The Newseum – in its daily Top Ten Front Pages feature.

Under the headline “Sports Stories” there’s this:

When a sports story makes the front page, it usually gets the best play. Just look at today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which devoted half of Page One to the Cardinals’ baseball playoff loss. Of course, newspapers aren’t always so keen to promote defeat. The Indianapolis Star found a way to downplay the Colts’ loss in “Monday Night Football” by focusing on the positive. Go team!

 

You don’t have to tell the feisty local tabloid twice.

 

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And don’t miss that dig at crosstown rival Boston Globe:

The Herald was the only Boston paper featured in the Top 10 list yesterday. The Herald’s front page was even tweeted out by Red Sox owner John W. Henry.

 

You know he’s gonna own the Globe too, right?

It doesn’t get much better than that for the Heraldniks.


Hark! The Herald! (Front Page Twofer Edition)

September 12, 2013

From our Walt Whitman desk

You can’t spit without hitting a Top Ten Front Page at the Boston Herald these days.

The Newseum tapped Monday’s Page One as a Top Ten choice, and it did the same for yesterday’s.

 

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The text says: “Today’s front pages offered a fascinating juxtaposition of two major news stories: President Barack Obama’s speech on the possibilities of diplomacy and force with Syria, and the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The pairing of these stories offers quite a lot of food for thought on a day that encourages us to ‘never forget.’”

And, as night follows day, today’s edition has this:

 

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As foolish as the Herald’s back-patting practice might be, the hardreading staff says unreservedly that yesterday’s front page was terrific.

Nicely done, Heraldniks.

But hardly all done. Today’s front page didn’t receive any accolades, but it does engage in more self-promotion.

 

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The inside scoop:

IMG_8368.JPGA Herald(ed) treat: Boston Cream Shake takes the cake

Thanks to the delicious inspiration of a Marblehead reader, Hub frappe fans can sip a sinfully delicious homage to the Boston Herald.

Welcome the Boston Cream Herald Shake, which debuts on Blue Inc.’s menu this month.

 

Chef Jason Santos, the Herald reports, “wanted to craft a milkshake in honor of the Boston Herald. Last month he launched a contest for Fork Lift readers to submit flavor and/or recipe ideas.”

The winning shake has 700 empty calories. Strikes us as the perfect tribute to the feisty local tabloid.

 

 

 

 


Hark! The Herald! (A-Roid Edition)

August 6, 2013

From our Walt Whitman desk

Well our feisty local tabloid won another big award yesterday – a coveted Top Ten Front Pages nod from the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages.

NY_NYP-1Judgment Day

Today is the day that Major League Baseball is expected to suspend 10 players for their ties to a Florida anti-aging clinic. The biggest catch among them: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who could be suspended through 2014. Some of the front pages in today’s Top Ten have already passed judgment. Don’t hold back, New York Post. Don’t hold back.

Here’s yesterday’s Boston Herald contribution:

 

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(That’s it – we’re definitely starting a Boston Herald Little Green Numbers group on Facebook.)

And here is today’s Herald putting on the pom-poms:

 

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Their Moms must be so proud.


Hark! The Herald! (Zimmerman Verdict Edition)

July 16, 2013

From our Walt Whitman desk

Stop the presses! The Boston Herald made The Newseum’s Top Ten Front Pages on Monday.

 

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Here’s the text:

In the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin 17 months ago, people took to the streets Sunday in cities across the country to protest the not-guilty verdict. The power of the story lies in the front-page images of people’s reactions and questions about where Zimmerman and the country go from here.

 

Also noteworthy but too small to read: the New York Daily News Page One.

 

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Mediaite called it an effort to “irresponsibly gin up hatred and sell newspapers” in contrast to the “measured” editorial that ran in the same edition.

But back to our award-winning local tabloid. Here’s how it celebrated in today’s edition:

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The hardreading staff is not on this earth long enough to spend time finding out if any other Top Tenners toss the confetti in their own papers, but we’re guessing they don’t. Just one more way the Herald is special.


London (Marathon) Calling

April 22, 2013

Boston was on the mind of everyone who ran the London Marathon yesterday, as Page One of The Guardian attests (via the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages).

 

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And London was on the mind of the Boston dailies – especially the Globe, which sent sportswriter Shira Springer over there to cover the event.

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Boston firmly in the thoughts of Londoners

LONDON — Moments after finishing the London Marathon, Harry Neynens struggled with his emotions. He started to describe crossing the finish line Sunday amid cheering crowds, then stopped. He needed a moment to collect his thoughts, to choke back tears. He started his story again. This time, the narrative began back on Boylston Street in Boston.

For Neynens, the 2013 London Marathon and 2013 Boston Marathon always will be linked. A week ago, Neynens, who lives in Enfield, Nova Scotia, waited on Boylston Street for his wife, Colleen, to finish Boston. Colleen spotted Harry in the crowd at the 26-mile mark, ran over, and kissed her husband. Then Harry walked down Boylston Street to catch up with Colleen once she crossed the line. She finished as 4 hours 7 minutes 12 seconds flashed on the race clock. He found himself 100 yards away from the bomb explosions and he saw some of the critically injured victims.

“I had a hard day out here,” said Neynens, who wore a 2013 Boston Marathon hat during his London run and finished in 2:48:09. “I was hurting, but obviously I was not hurting near as much as the injuries that I saw, people who lost their legs. I finished for all those people who were hurt and those people who couldn’t finish last Monday.

“There was a banner we passed around Mile 25 that said, ‘Run if you can. Walk if you must. But finish for Boston.’ That meant a lot to everybody. It was great to see the support of everybody out there for the runners and for Boston.”

 

It went beyond moral support, as this Associated Press report in the Boston Herald noted:

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For a day, at least, Boston and London were One as well.


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