Hark! The Herald! (Preview Edition II)

April 1, 2013

From our Walt Whitman desk

The Boston Herald will be doing some celebrating itself and singing itself tomorrow, thanks to a return trip to The Newseum’s Top Ten Front Pages hit parade.

Opening Week

Look no further than today’s front pages to find out what time it is. Fields of dreams, players in action and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s reliable weatherbird all provide the answer. For most papers, play ball means baseball. For the Press-Citizen, it means golf. The Daily Journal stands out not only for its baseball-themed nameplate, but for a cover story and graphic on growing old in prison.


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Note that both New York tabloids were hits, which is more than the Yankees can say about their home opener. Can’t wait to see the Big Town tabs tomorrow.

Hark! The Herald! (Told You So Edition)

March 23, 2013

From our Walt Whitman desk

As the hardreading staff predicted just hours ago, our feisty local tabloid is trumpeting its latest, if littlest, award: Making the Newseum’s Top Ten Front Pages list.

Today’s Boston Herald, page 4:

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And the victory dance:

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In the end, Crimson Pride goes hand-in-hand with Herald Pride. Ain’t self-love grand.

Hark! The Herald! (Preview Edition)

March 23, 2013

From our Walt Whitman desk

You’ll very likely see the Boston Herald celebrating itself and singing itself once again in its Saturday edition, thanks to this:

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That’s right – our feisty local tabloid has made the Newseum’s Top Ten Front Pages list, this time compliments of Friday’s Page One:


Consequently, look for a Look at Us! feature coming soon to a tabloid near you.

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.