Our Mistake: Boston Globe Ran News Brief on BPL

August 3, 2018

Our eyes are obviously getting worse. Contrary to our last post, the Boston Globe did run an item about the Boston Public Library suspensions of three administrators under mysterious circumstances, smack in the middle of yesterday’s Metro Minute page.

 

 

In our defense, we had to go to the epaper to find it in the search engine – the website search engine produce endless pages of links to any article with “Boston” in it.

Our apologies all around.

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Boston Globe Overdue on BPL Suspension Story

August 3, 2018

Yesterday it was front-page news in the Boston Herald.

 

 

The scoop from Herald reporter Sean Philip Cotter.

Library talk hushed

Authorities mum on ‘personnel matter’

The Boston Police Department is “reviewing” a “personnel matter” at the Boston Public Library — while City Hall and the BPL remain tight-lipped about why three administrators have been placed on unpaid leave.

BPL spokeswoman Lisa Pollack confirmed that the library had referred “a matter” to the police, but refused to elaborate.

“As this issue remains pending, we can not comment any further,” Pollack told the Herald.

 

Columnist Joe Battenfeld also checked in, urging Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to “intervene to get to the bottom of the mini-scandal before it gets out of control or buried by BPL management.”

Today the firsty local tabloid ran this editorial.

Boston Public Library should be open book

More than ever it is crucial that government institutions show complete transparency in their day-to-day operations.

That is why it is concerning that the Boston Public Library has placed three managers on unpaid administrative leave and no one is saying why. There is an internal investigation underway. Additionally, the BPL has referred “a matter” to the police but library spokeswoman Lisa Pollack refused to elaborate.

 

Also not weighing in: The Boston Globe.

We get it that no news organization wants to play caboose to another. But c’mon, Globeniks – time to circulate some BPL news of your own.


Stop the Presses! Boston Herald Beefs Up Newsroom!

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.