Daily Archives: January 30, 2014

John Henry, who bought the Boston Globe for $70 million in cash last October, is now owner and publisher.

“My main role as publisher is to ensure that the Globe has the right management and that management has the resources to accomplish its mission,” he says.

-- From last October

— From last October

Mike Sheehan, a Boston ad executive who has been advising Henry, becomes chief executive officer.

“Sheehan will oversee all day-to-day business operations at the Globe while Henry concentrates on strategy,” says the Globe release.

* Globe owner John Henry names himself publisher (

Read the release after the jump. Read More

Miami Herald veteran Glenn Garvin has been taken off the TV beat and moved to local news reporting, with a transportation sub-beat.garvin Garvin, who was the Herald’s TV critic for 12 years, tells me that the McClatchy paper will now rely on wire copy for TV coverage.

“This isn’t an easy change to make, but it is an important one,” Herald managing editor Rick Hirsch writes in a memo. “We believe Glenn can bring energy and breadth to our daily report as we try to shift resources to coverage areas people can’t get from other national and local sources.”

I invited Garvin to share his thoughts on the assignment change; he offered none.

* More musical chairs at the Miami Herald (

Earlier posts:
* Olbermann vs. Garvin is called “Battle of the Blowhards” (
* Garvin says “my personal relations with the Kochs were unpleasant” (
* Jack Shafer mentions Garvin as someone who’s been a big influence (

Most trusted TV news outlet
1. Fox News (35 percent of Americans say they trust it more than any other TV news outlet)
2. PBS (14 percent)
fox3. ABC (11 percent)
4. CNN (10 percent)
5. CBS (9 percent)
6. Comedy Central and MSNBC (6 percent for both)
7. NBC (3 percent)

Least trusted TV news outlet
1. Fox News (33 percent say it’s least trusted)
2. MSNBC (19 percent)
3. Comedy Central (14 percent)
4. CNN (11 percent)
5. ABC (5 percent)
6. CBS (4 percent)
7. NBC and PBS (2 percent)

Public Policy Polling, which conducted the survey, points out:

newpbsWhen you look at the 8 outlets we tested individually, only one is clearly trusted by a majority of Americans. That’s PBS, which 57% say they trust to 24% who don’t. Most Democrats (80/6) and independents (49/31) trust it and it at least gets an even split with Republicans at 38%.

* Fox News once again most and least trusted name in news (
* See the full survey results in PDF format (

The Shorenstein Center has named the six 2014 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting finalists. They are:

* The Center for Public Integrity, partnering with ABC News on “Breathless and Burdened: Dying from Black Lung, Buried by Law and Medicine.”
* The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) for “Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze.”

* The Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) at UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), FRONTLINE, Univisión Documentaries, and KQED
for “Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño.”

* Miami New Times for “Biogenesis: Steroids, Baseball and an Industry Gone Wrong.”

* The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for “Deadly Delays.”

* The Wall Street Journal for “The Lobotomy Files.”

Each finalist receives $10,000. The winner – to be announced March 5 – gets $25,000.

* Shorenstein Center announces six Goldsmith Prize finalists (

The News Media Guild says most Associated Press journalists are withholding their bylines for 24 hours, starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
Guild president Martha Waggoner tells me that 110 of 115 bureaus are participating in the byline strike. The journalists are primarily protesting the AP’s health care and job-transfer proposals, she says. The two sides return to the bargaining table on Monday. The last AP contract expired in August.

Some question the effectiveness of byline strikes, but Waggoner says “the main point is to show the company that the staff is unified in opposition to the proposals.”

AP spokesman Paul Colford says: “The withholding of bylines today has been permissible under AP’s contract with the News Media Guild, as negotiations toward a new agreement continue.”

* AP journalists hold byline strike in fight for “fair contract” (
* AP union members oppose company’s health care proposals (

The News Media Guild’s release is after the jump. Read More

* The above tweet refers WSJ journalists staying silent about the editorial board’s “Perkinsnacht” piece. (
* Gawker feels sorry for the “sane” Wall Street Journal news reporters. (
* Tina Brown calls the editorial “socking good.” (@TinaBrownLM)
* A climate scientist’s defamation lawsuit could put the National Review out of business. (
* Facebook’s new Paper app will be available Feb 3. “Once you’ve used it, you may never want to open the standard Facebook app again,” writes Dieter Bohn. ( | ( | (
msn* MSNBC’s Phil Griffin: “If you’re a Democrat in trouble, we’re not a place where we’re going to rehabilitate you.” (
* James Ledbetter leaves Thomson Reuters to become Inc. editor. (
* The California Sunday Magazine will be in at least three big newspapers. (laobserved.copm)
* Charlie Warzel: “Media reporting today is, for better or for worse, inextricable from technology reporting.” (
* Slate’s Jacob Weisberg is in the there’s-never-been-a-better-time-to-be-a-journalist camp. (
* Once pooh-poohed Wall Street Journal Greater New York section “has proven more of a must-read than an also-ran.” (
* New York police say the attack on gay journalist Randy Gener wasn’t a hate crime. (
* St. Louis prosecutors want the Post-Dispatch and the public kept away from an armed robbery sentencing. (
* New England-based GoLocal expands to Portland. ( | “A different kind of online startup.” (
* The blog turns 20. “If my life hadn’t been empty I never would have spotted [the web and blogging] so early,” says Dave Winer. (
* I’m waiting for these pillows to come in Betamax. (@nrm1972)