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Briefings: Attention Massachusetts…The Politico Has Landed…

Four months after the first rumblings of its expansion began, Politico, now the preeminent publication for inside the Beltway politics, has made its move. As part of a national strategy to replicate in state capitals what it did in Washington, Politico announced plans in April

By the Power Vested in the FCC, We Declare You Western Mass News…

UPDATED 4/24/15 3:28PM: For clarity & grammar and to include a new picture and to include info on WWLP’s newscast on its CW subchannel. Hailing its combined newsgathering operation as “an exciting, new concept” Meredith Corporation unveiled a new brand and a revised lineup for its

Analysis: Coming Soon…We Are Politico. We Are Legion…

Perhaps Politico is not legion yet, but its decision to start Playbooks for other states suggests they are prepared to greatly expand their footprint well beyond the grossly over-reported national political scene. What Politico is proposing is only a start, but if successful, in states like Massachusetts

Analysis: Groundbreaking Made for TV, Edited for Language & Content…

SPRINGFIELD—It was a made for TV moment: the confetti, the standard mound of dirt, and the construction equipment. With great fanfare, gushing speeches and conveniently clear weather, MGM Springfield had its groundbreaking in the South End with the damaged Zanetti School as a backdrop. The

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Briefings: WSHM to WGGB: Welcome to the Family…We’re Moving in!…

UPDATED 2/27/15 4:49PM: For grammar and clarity. Changes are afoot in Greater Springfield’s media following the purchase of one of the region’s major television broadcasters by a media company that already had a foothold in the Valley. Last year Des Moines-based Meredith Corporation, the owner

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Editorial: As Life Imitated Stewart…

UPDATED 2/13/15 8:55PM: For grammar. Yesterday Jon Stewart announced that he was leaving his show. Analysts and pundits have been discussing and dissecting this ad infinitum in the hours since leaving almost no point or thought unvisited in his impending departure’s wake. The Daily Show

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The Phoenix’s Ashes…

The Boston Phoenix, an alternative weekly paper-turned-glossy magazine is shutting down after forty-seven years.  Founded in 1966, the publication was known for its political and culture coverage of Massachusetts and Boston. Boston Magazine had outlined the paper’s struggles in an article last year.  The Phoenix’s

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Rupert’s Knickers in a Twist…

 **This post has been updated to reflect changes in this ongoing story** Rupert Murdoch (Wikipedia) By now you have certainly heard about the phone-hacking scandal in Great Britain.  To bring you up to speed, reporters for the News of the World, which by Sunday evening