[W]e’re asking all journalists, journalism educators, journalism students, media reform activists, and DigBoston readers who agree that the state journalism commission should be created to call your Mass state senator today and ask him/her to tell Sens. Eric Lesser (D - Longmeadow), Michael Rodrigues (D - Somerset), and Patrick O'Connor (D - Weymouth), who are on the conference committee, to keep the journalism commission in the final economic development bill.
[W]e’re asking all readers who are concerned about the collapse of local news media to contact your state representative and ask them to cosponsor Amendment #40 of H. 4879. The more cosponsors the amendment has, the more likely House Ways and Means will pass it. If that happens it has a good chance of making it through the full legislative process for this session. And becoming a law. Which would be a promising outcome for the future of local news in the Commonwealth.
A Wild Ride Gets Wilder… and #BlackLivesMatter
What Mass lawmakers can learn about parole from the battle to end death by incarceration across the country. “To see the transformation of those who have caused harm is important for those who have been harmed.”
In the process of editing this week’s cover feature by Jean Trounstine, a collaboration with the ...
For every 50 right-wing roaches who wreak havoc on my nerves, there is only one Eileen, who just three weeks ago sent me her latest care package.
“If I had a dime for every meal or cup of coffee I’ve generated in the North End, I’d have a boat by now.”
As Tufts was announcing last week that it plans to “remove [the] Sackler name from [its] medical school facilities and programs," on Dec 6, one city over in Cambridge, Harvard students joined community members in unveiling a pointed art installation on the topic.
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