Globe Runs Five-Ring Circles Around Herald

December 17, 2014

From our One Town, Two Different Worlds desk

The Yes Boston Olympics group (not its real name) made its 2024 Summer Games pitch to the US Olympic Committee yesterday and got very different receptions in the local dailies.

Boston Globe Page One:

Boston still in hunt for 2024 Summer Olympics

US panel votes to submit bid for Summer Games, will select from field of four cities next month

The US Olympic Committee’s board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to submit a bid for the 2024 boston-cutSummer Games and next month will choose one candidate from among Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., to join what is expected to be a crowded international field.

The committee gave no indication of a favorite among the four cities. USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun said the contenders were in “a four-way tie.’’

 

Boston mayor Marty Walsh added that “it shows you that this puts Boston on a stage. Whether or not we get the Olympics, to be able to be in the same conversation with other cities around I think says an awful lot about the strength of the city of Boston.”

Or its business community anyway.

Crosstown at the Boston Herald, the bid got significantly less play. Like page 21 play.

 

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Can we made Dirt Digging an official Olympic event? That’ll jumpstart the fizzy local tabloid, eh?

 

 

 


Herald Scoops Globe on Facebook’s Privacy Grab

November 23, 2012

For the past several days the hardtracking staff at Sneak Adtack has been chronicling Facebook’s new data-sucking policies, which essentially strip control of online information from the Faceherd.

The Boston Herald noted the change – in its usual minimalistic way – in Saturday’s The Ticker:

Facebook may end voting on privacy

Facebook is proposing to end its practice of letting users vote on changes to its privacy policies. But the social network said it will continue to let users comment on proposed updates.

Which of course means nothing, but why get technical about it.

Meanwhile, the Boston Globe has reported exactly nothing about what many believe is a major blow to online privacy rights.

Score one (more) for the feisty local tabloid.

 


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