October 19, 2015
From our Walt Whitman desk
The Boston Herald made its own page 2 today with this sort of newsish story.
Herald honored as ‘Innovator of the Year’
PALO ALTO, Calif. — The Boston Herald was named “Innovator of the Year” yesterday after a vote of a joint conference of the Associated Press Media Editors and American Society of News Editors at Stanford University.
The coveted APME innovation award recognized the Herald for “its innovative platform called Boston Herald Radio that is fully integrated with its print, online and video divisions.”
“Innovator of the Year is a prestigious national award that speaks to a news organization’s innovative and creative approaches to reach their audience,” said Joe Hight, a member of APME’s executive committee and awards program chair. “The Boston Herald shows it is a leader in the country by winning this award. Boston Herald Radio is not only innovative but practical.
That’s six “innovations” if you’re keeping score at home.
Of course what’s most innovative about BHR, as we call it here at the Global Worldwide Headquarters, is the platform it provides for cross- and self-promotion. But why get technical about it on such a happy occasion?
Instead, hearty congratulations to the firsty local tabloid.
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December 29, 2013
The hardreading staff has often referred to the Boston Herald as a lively index to the Boston Globe.
But things got turned around yesterday when the feisty local tabloid went Page One with outgoing mayor Tom Menino’s decision to skip the inauguration of his successor, Marty Walsh.
Went Page One gleefully, we might add – and exclusively in the local dailies’ bakeoff.
Today the Boston Globe has the story Page One Metro, and the stately local broadsheet gives credit to the Herald high up in the piece.
Menino won’t see Walsh sworn in
Mayor breaks with tradition of going to successor’s event
Breaking with the city’s historical precedent, outgoing Mayor Thomas M. Menino will be one of just a handful of Boston mayors in the past century who did not attend their successors’ swearing-in ceremonies.
Menino told reporters on Friday that he will not formally participate in the Jan. 6 inauguration of Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh.
“No,” Menino said, when asked by a Boston Herald reporter if he would be involved in the swearing in. “It’s Marty Walsh’s day. It’s not Tom Menino’s day.”
But today is the firsty local tabloid’s day, isn’t it?
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