Hexit Watch™: Shelly Cohen’s Long Goodbye

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

Hexit Watch™: Matt Stout Jumps to Boston Globe

Second in what we expect will be a long-running series Well that was quick. When we last saw Boston Herald State House reporter Matt Stout, which was less than a week ago, he was chronicling the very entertaining Massachusetts Senate president throwdown. That piece ran on the Herald website the same day this Stout piece … Continue reading Hexit Watch™: Matt Stout Jumps to Boston Globe

Kimberly Atkins Says -30- to Boston Herald

From our never-ending Hexit Watch™ And so yet another journalist the Boston Herald can ill-afford to lose is leaving the shrinky local tabloid. From today’s Politico Playbook PM: MEDIAWATCH — Kimberly Atkins is leaving the Boston Herald.  She is currently its Washington bureau chief. Here’s her piece from yesterday’s Herald. Her Twitter feed still features this … Continue reading Kimberly Atkins Says -30- to Boston Herald

Jordan Graham Finishes His Business at the Herald

From our never-ending Hexit Watch™ The sadreading staff got the news about the latest Exile on Fargo Street from Andy Metzger, late of the State House News Service. Graham has been business and tech reporter at the shrinky local tabloid and departs with not one but two pieces in today’s edition (which, not for nothing, comprises … Continue reading Jordan Graham Finishes His Business at the Herald

Digital First Takes Knife to Boston Herald Again

The clearcutters at Digital Worst – sorry, First – Media are at it again, engineering a Memorial Day Massacre at Fargo Street, according to Greg Ryan’s report in the Boston Business Journal (tip o’ the pixel to @EBMason). Digital First lays off Boston Herald managers, workers Digital First Media, the new owner of the Boston … Continue reading Digital First Takes Knife to Boston Herald Again

American Prospect: Boston Herald Prospects Dim

Since last month’s announcement that Digital First Media had won the Boston Herald auction bakeoff, there’s been a steady drumbeat of prebituaries for the shaky local tabloid. The Boston Globe’s Jon Chesto and Andy Rosen predicted a rolling thunder of staff reductions, while Nieman Journalism Lab director Joshua Benton said flat-out “to be owned by Digital … Continue reading American Prospect: Boston Herald Prospects Dim