Now that former probation commissioner John J. O’Brien has gone down like the Hindenburg, the local dailies have begun patting themselves on the back in earnest.
Today’s Boston Globe Page One:
The federal prosecution was based in large part on a 2010 Boston Globe Spotlight series that exposed widespread patronage hiring in the Probation Department, which oversees defendants facing charges in a…
Once again, ad-vantage, Boston Globe. From today’s Sports section comes this ad for the 39th Annual Convention and Career Fair of the National Association of Black Journalists (in two parts for legibility).
Looks great. Except … George Washington? Really? Or is it just me?
Anyway, crosstown rival Boston Herald once again got adnored. On the other hand, the feisty local tabloid does…
From our Ad Hoc desk
Interesting confluence of ads in the Boston Globe today.
On page A6:
And before you say, “Really, Hillary? Sam’s Club? Seekonk?” you should remember that Walmart/Sam’s Club sells a helluva lot of books every year.
Plus, it seems fitting that Madame Former Secretary should share an edition of the Globe with this ad (back page of the A section):
From our One Town, Two Different Worlds desk
In Boston’s ongoing Casino Roulette, the latest Wynn Resorts offer got very different reactions in the local dailies.Wynn makes offer to Boston
Proposal is richest to a city near planned Everett casino
The endless Demoulas Family/Market Basket rumpus will no doubt have its own A&E reality program (Grocery!) eventually, but for now it’s playing out mostly in the local dailies.
Saturday’s installment featured this Page One piece in the Boston Globe.Workers stand up for ousted Demoulas
Thousands skip Market Basket to back ex-chief
TEWKSBURY — They left their jobs as butchers and baggers,…
Portrait of a Prodigy
Is Matthew Aucoin the Next Leonard Bernstein?
Most 4-year-olds going to visit their grandparents in Florida while away the flight kicking the seat in front of them. Matt Aucoin spent the trip composing “Cloud…
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Am I Still Here?) sort of stepped in it the other day, making a comparison that’s ill-advised nine out of ten times and indefensible the other.
Yesterday’s Boston Globe, Page One:
(Interesting – but not unusual: The web subhead was the much blander “Says immigrants detained in Southwest deserve a safe haven.”)
As night follows day, crosstown rival Boston…
From our One Town, Two Different Worlds desk (in cooperation with our Late to the Party desk)
Yesterday’s Boston dailies provided a textbook compare ‘n’ contrast case study on several fronts.
Start with the Boston Herald’s front page:
General Motors as it once was:
General Motors as it now is (via Wednesday’s New York Times full-page ad):
Got that? Your house key = death trap if you’re driving a “vehicle involved in the ignition recall.”
Hey, G.M. – could you get any vaguer?
Not surprisingly, the ad also doesn’t mention this Page One upper right…
For some time now, those daily digests have featured embedded advertising along these lines (from the 7/15/14 Politico Playbook):
** A message from JPMorgan Chase & Co.: In May, we committed $100M to support Detroit’s…