Herald Beats Globe in Boston Storm History Bakeoff

February 9, 2013

The Boston Herald might have missed out on the Newseum’s Top Ten Front Pages today, but the feisty local tabloid is far superior in the Boston Big Storms graphics showdown with the Globe..

The  stately local broadsheet featured a standard-issue bar chart on Page One:

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Closer look:

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The feisty local tabloid, on the other hand, gave us a guided tour through history:

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Closer look:

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Nicely done, Heraldniks. Nicely done.

Globe Beats Herald in Storm Front (Page) Bakeoff

February 8, 2013

The Boston Herald has long been a self-promotion machine, touting some coverage that led to government action or crowing about its inclusion in the Newseum’s Top Ten Front Pages on a particular day.

But not today, because that latter distinction belongs to crosstown rival Boston Globe.

How’s the Weather?

As the Northeast braces for a potential blizzard for the ages, front pages in that region are doing the same and preparing readers for the impact. AM New York offers a “Blizzard Survival Guide.” “Bracing for a big one,” The Boston Globe warns. Are newspapers still relevant? In times like these, they’re just as essential as milk, batteries, water and toilet paper.


The stately local broadsheet’s Page One:

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The feisty local tabloid’s also-ran:

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Hey – win some, lose some. But the beauty of the daily bakeoff is, there’s always tomorrow.

Plow on, Heraldniks.

Hark! The Herald!

January 9, 2013

In its Tuesday edition the Boston Herald – ever Whitmanesque – celebrates itself and sings itself yet again.

Page Two:

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That upper right item:


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Being one of the Newseum’s Top Ten Front Pages isn’t exactly winning a Pulitzer, but it’ll do until something better comes along for the feisty local tabloid.