April 11, 2016
As the hardreading staff has noted, the Boston Herald has been alarmingly lax lately about holding its crosstown rival to task, both regarding the Boston Globe’s recent home delivery meltdown and last week’s Let’s remake the paper! We can use John Henry’s garage! memo from editor Brian McGrory.
But the feisty local tabloid is back on the job today, spurred on by yesterday’s front-page faux pas in the Globe’s Ideas section.
Well today’s Herald is on that like Brown on Williamson, giving it classic jump-the-gutter treatment (Inexplicable Little Green Number sold separately).
We’ll leave it to you splendid readers to decide whether you want to sample the goods: there’s a media reax piece and a thumbsucker from Jack Encarnacao, while Howie Carr mails in another shopworn litany of Globe mortal sins.
At least we know they’re awake on Fargo Street. Finally.
September 12, 2015
Tomorrow’s Boston Globe rolls out the first half of it Ideas redesign, described this way to the hardreading staff by someone who knows:
We’re going back to the name “Ideas” for the entire 8-page section, which will include both op-eds, staff columns, traditional Ideas stories and an editorial [to create] an integrated and seamless product across the single section.
Here’s what’s up on the web so far.
And here’s the editor’s note that will run tomorrow:
“Over the next several weeks, you’ll notice some design updates to our Sunday pages, including a return to the Ideas name. Our weekly Readers’ Forum, curated by letters editor Matthew Bernstein, will move to Saturdays. Expect the same cogent analysis, storytelling, and opinion each week, in a more seamless print package and more robust presence online at bostonglobe.com/opinion.”
The fresh Ideas comes on the heels of bostonglobe.com‘s most recent trip to the powder room, launched Thursday night during the Pats game.
And that’s as the Globe turns right now.
May 12, 2014
Our stately local broadsheet was one giant bazaar for higher-ed advertising yesterday.
Start with the The New U in the Globe’s Ideas section.
Then check out this all-business ad from Bentley University.
And this full-page ad from UMass Boston.
And this UMass Lowell quarter-page (just for scale) ad.
And finally, this big wet kiss from the Globe’s News in Education program.
Among the thankees: Lesley University, Regis College, and – wait for it – UMass Lowell.