As the sadreading staff has noted, hedge fund baby Digital First Media (slogan: “Where Newspapers Go to Die”) is dismantling the Denver Post in slow motion. Now comes the latest installment, via Oliver Darcy at CNN’s Reliable Sources. The Denver Post sends an SOS The Denver Post is begging to be saved — quite literally. … Continue reading Denver Post Is Boston Herald’s Coal-Mine Canary
As the sadreading staff has previously noted, the Denver Post is the Ghost of Printmas Future for the Boston Herald, given that both papers are owned by Digital First Media (slogan: “Where Newspapers Go to Die”). From media guru Ken Doctor at Nieman Lab (tip o’ the pixel to Brian Stelter’s CNN Reliable Sources). It … Continue reading Is the Boston Herald Print Edition Now in Jeopardy?
When we last left Digital First Mishegas – sorry, Media – last month, the Denver Post editorial board was begging the newspaper group’s owner, New York hedge fund Alden Global Capital, to sell the Post. Denver deserves a newspaper owner who supports its newsroom. If Alden isn’t willing to do good journalism here, it should sell … Continue reading Boston Herald Editorial Page To Be Silenced?
Digital First Media (slogan: “Where Newspapers Go to Die”) officially took possession of the Boston Herald yesterday. As the redoubtable Dan Kennedy noted at Media Nation, the takeover was preceded by this memo last week. Nice, eh? Now come the reports of the takeover in the local dailies, and the one in the soldy local … Continue reading Boston Herald Held Hostage, Day One
Latest in what we expect will be an endless stream The redoubtable Rachelle Cohen – longtime Boston Herald journalist, most recently as Editorial Page Editor – sang her swan song in yesterday’s edition, marking yet another milestone for the feisty local tabloid. The Boston Herald I knew, whose death has been prematurely reported for decades, and … Continue reading Hexit Watch™: Shelly Cohen’s Long Goodbye
New slogan for the Boston Herald: Cave emptoris. Beware of the buyer. The shaky local tabloid’s future must be flashing before its eyes thanks to the slow-motion dismantling of the Denver Post by owner Digital First Media, which is in the closing days of its Herald purchase. From the Post’s own story: Thirty jobs will be … Continue reading ‘Digital Worst Media’ a Herald of Bad News