May 29, 2018
Much to the delight of our kissin’ cousins at One-Daily Town, the Boston Herald has – at least temporarily – stanched its newsroom bleeding (see One-Daily’s Hexit Watch™) and actually added personnel. Witness this Herald Staff piece in today’s edition of the waxy local tabloid.
Herald names Pelletier new sports editor
Winning team is game for excitement of local coverage
Award-winning journalist Justin Pelletier, who has built a career leading coverage of local and professional athletics across print and digital platforms, has been named as the Boston Herald’s sports editor.
A graduate of Boston University, Pelletier has served as managing editor and sports editor of the Sun Journal in Lewiston, Maine. He is the Northeast region chairman of the Associated Press Sports Editors.
In addition, Bill McIlwrath, a 24-year veteran of the Herald, has been promoted to deputy sports editor. According to the piece, “McIlwrath’s strong management [as night sports editor] . . . has kept the sports section in print and online relevant and vibrant for years.”
Right – tell that to all the home subscribers who get virtually no sports scores from the previous night, thanks to the Herald’s decision to ship its printing to Providence (a situation in which McIlwrath is presumably blameless).
Regardless . . . there’s even more Herald newsroom news.
As the hardreading staff perused Twitter this morning, we came across this tweet from Sean Philip Cotter, late of the Patriot Ledger.
Congrats and best of luck to all.
May 15, 2018
From our Late to the Get Well Party desk
The hardreading staff has been remiss in failing to note this half-page ad that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health ran over the weekend in the Boston Sunday Globe.
The ad – wait for it – did not run in the Boston Herald.
We have no statistical basis for this, but the hardguessing staff can’t believe that Herald readers don’t experience strokes in proportionally equal numbers to Globe readers.
So we’ll be contacting the DPH to ask why the ad did not also run in the thirsty local tabloid.
We will, as always, keep you posted.
May 11, 2018
Most of you splendid readers know the story of Yarmouth police Sgt. Sean Gannon, who was killed last month serving an arrest warrant in Marston Mills.
Today’s Boston Herald features an update in which Jordan Frias reports on “detailed information about the moments leading up to the shooting death of Yarmouth K-9 Sgt. Sean Gannon and the surrender of his alleged shooter Thomas Latanowich.” The new details come from Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe’s office.
Several pages before that piece, Herald readers saw this full-page ad.
Interestingly, the ad did not run in the Boston Globe, which presumably was no less sympathetic to the fallen officer than the Herald was.
Regardless, the hardsearching staff was unable to find any connection between Sgt. Gannon and Roger Berkowitz or George Regan. So we contacted the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society for enlightenment. We’re still waiting for an answer but we will, as always, keep you posted.