Hexit Watch™: Alexi Cohan Is Goin’ to GBH

From our Long Goodbye desk

The shrinky local tabloid just lost another good one.

From Alexi Cohan’s Twitter feed:

Cohan put -30- to her Herald career in style with this full-page piece in Sunday’s edition.

Last year, when  the skimpy local tabloid laid off veteran sports scribe Steve Bulpett, the sadreading staff noted this.

Let’s stipulate that it’s amazing the Herald even publishes every day, given that, according to Don Seiffert at Boston Business Journal, “[t]he size of the Boston Herald has gone from about 240 employees at the end of 2017, before its purchase by MediaNews Group, to just a few dozen today.”

But defenestrating its best people . . . is absolute journalistic malpractice. All best to the good reporters – like Sean Philip Cotter, Alexi Cohan, and others – who remain at the flimsy local tabloid. But here’s hoping you all land someplace better real soon.

One down, at least one more to go.

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 profile because she’s not leaving until tomorrow.

But here’s the news in her own words.

Kimberly Atkins was one of the few remaining writers at the Herald always worth reading, whether you agreed with her or not. We’re reasonably sure that her professional life after the skimpy local tabloid will be anything but skimpy.