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New York Post Circles the Boston Globe

New York Post Circles the Boston Globe

The Big Town’s feisty loco tabloid has a distinct Boston accent today.

Start, as seems appropriate, with Page One (tip o’ the pixel to FishbowlNY).

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Look familiar? Right – it’s the Boston Globe’s stunner of an interactive photo from yesterday’s Marathon bombing anniversary edition.

The story inside comes compliments of old friend Leonard Greene, late of the Boston Herald.

Solemn ceremonies…

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When We’re Wrong About the Herald, We Write It

When We’re Wrong About the Herald, We Write It

The Walt Whitman desk is standing down.

Yesterday the hardreading staff noted that Boston hit the trifecta in the Newseum’s Today’s Top Ten Front Pages (sorry, no archive).

To wit:

Staying Strong

While addressing the continued struggles to overcome the physical and emotional wounds suffered during the Boston Marathon bombing one year ago, today’s front pages also focus on inspirational stories…

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Peter Emerson O’Neil of Norfolk, MA Makes the Googletron

Peter Emerson O’Neil of Norfolk, MA Makes the Googletron

Yesterday the hardreading staff noted that one Peter Emerson O’Neil of Norfolk, MA ran this ad in the Boston Herald on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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We also noted that Mr. O’Neil was nowhere to be found on the Googletron.

But no more.

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We await further details.

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Which of These Papers Will Blow Its Own Horn Tomorrow? That’s Right - The Herald

Which of These Papers Will Blow Its Own Horn Tomorrow? That’s Right – The Herald

On the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, local newspapers got the hat trick in the Newseum’s Today’s Top Ten Front Pages.

Staying Strong

While addressing the continued struggles to overcome the physical and emotional wounds suffered during the Boston Marathon bombing one year ago, today’s front pages also focus on inspirational stories of community, heroism, and healing. The…

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Marathon Memorial ADvantage to Boston Globe

Marathon Memorial ADvantage to Boston Globe

First off, can any of you remember a day when both local dailies had wraparound front pages? (Can’t find the Globe wrapper, but this interactive feature comes close.)

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Us neither.

But Marathon memorial ads mostly migrated to the Globe.

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And this one, which we totally don’t like.

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The only memorial ad that ran in the Herald (outside of a Macy’s ad that ran in both dailies)…

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NYT Also Excels at Boston Marathon Bombings Coverage

NYT Also Excels at Boston Marathon Bombings Coverage

As you all undoubtedly know by now, the Boston Globe has won a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for its Breaking News Reporting of last year’s Marathon bombings.

Less noticed locally is the New York Times Feature Photography Pulitzer for Josh Haner’s “moving essay on a Boston Marathon bomb blast victim who lost most of both legs and now is painfully rebuilding his life.”

No question the Globe owns…

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Dan Wasserman Nails Gene Rivers

Dan Wasserman Nails Gene Rivers

The redoubtable Dan Wasserman, Boston Globe contributing cartoonist, went local in yesterday’s offering.

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That’s a riff on the attempt by local con artist Rev. Eugene Rivers III to diversity-extort (diversitort?) $105,000 from Keolis North America, which recently won the bidding to run Boston’s commuter rail system. (Details here.)

Wasserman mostly addresses national topics nowadays because…

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Ethics in Advertising? Really? What Are We, Oxymorons?

Ethics in Advertising? Really? What Are We, Oxymorons?

DrAdsforProfileWell the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out.

Dear Dr. Ads,Unknown

So there I was, hanging out in the Great American Heartland, when I heard a rumor. It seems that The University of Missouri (my old stomping ground) has a group studying ETHICS in advertising.

What’s with that? Are they wasting time and money?

- Indiana hick

Dear Indiana,

As you have no reason to remember, the…

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Freed! The P.J. Wallace One!

Freed! The P.J. Wallace One!

Several weeks ago the hardreading staff noted that Boston Globe Cartoon Caption Captain P.J. Wallace had been sort of disappeared from the Globe West edition.

What seemed to be his swan song:

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The next week … nothing.

But yesterday, there was this:

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Hey, Globe Westies: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

You know we’ll be calling you later today.

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Stephen Colbert Edition)

Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Stephen Colbert Edition)

The Thursday Curse struck again in the latest episode of the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight between the local hall monitors.

Start with the Boston Herald’s Press Party, which featured this lineup in its Wayne’s World webcast on Thursday:

On this week’s Press Party, we’re talking about the White House’s embarrassing answers about the gender-pay gap and PressParty_ShowLogothe media coverage of the one-year…

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