On the other hand, consider which types of content make the most money, and how long it will take for the Phoenix to lose its voice in a sea of advertisements disguised as fashion reporting and lifestyle features. Continue reading
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That sort of report is typically followed by concerns that high price tags mean that politicians must further rely on campaign contributions, typically from large companies or weird old rich men, both looking for greater influence on the political process.
There’s no question that such a trend has the potential to be terribly damaging to the already-crippled state of democracy in this country, but that says nothing of the decrepit state of the media. Continue reading
The summer is easily the weakest time of the year for newspapers. It’s when advertising revenue aspires to boost itself up to “in the toilet” stature, while the heat roasts the already-mushy brains that a majority of Boston’s working journalists are saddled with.
This means that what was awful reporting in general, only gets worse.
As a general rule, one should never trust a journalist when it comes to numbers. After all, if they were good with numbers they wouldn’t have chosen a career path with the financial prospects of a gig selling used speakers out of your trunk. Continue reading
Last week BostonHerald.com debuted The Truth Squad, a weekly internet show dedicated to uncovering truth in politics through short, poorly conceived, unfunny video clips that are less on par with what one might expect from a major news outlet, and more like the results of the Make A Wish Foundation. Continue reading