Bob Sprague of Arlington reports GateHouse has found a new way to make money: Have people sign up for 52-weeks subscriptions to its newspapers, then tell them, oopsies, we're ending your subscriptions several months early, so send us more money.
NBC Boston reports an antenna issue has made it harder for people who watch it via their own antennas - along with that of some other Boston TV stations. It provides some tips on rescanning your tuner on how to get its alternate signal, if you're lucky enough to be close enough to its antenna, which is pumping out the station at a lower power.
It's ancient history by now, of course, but way back in June, Tomato Can Dan got his knickers in a bunch when an American team ran up the score against an opponent. That's just not fair, and it's so unseemly, he thundered about the US women's soccer team. This morning, Rev. Laura Everett wonders: Read more.
Sue O'Connell, host of NECN's "The Take," reports this morning both that Boston Magazine has declared her the "best TV news host," and that her last show will be this Friday. But she'll be back on air: She reports she's working on a new political show on NECN.
The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a lower-court judge to reconsider her ruling that the state can refuse to give the Boston Globe copies of databases of birth and marriage records that are available as public records to anyone willing to pay $9 an hour to sit at a terminal in a state office on Columbia Point. Read more.
CommonWealth's Michael Jonas tallied up the bylines in yesterday's Globe coverage of the murder of cabbie Luckinson Oruma in the Back Bay - nine reporters contributed. Even the Herald, which barely has a newsroom anymore, had three reporters on the story yesterday. Read more.
Dan Kennedy gets the scoop that GateHouse plans to consolidate a bunch of its smaller weekly newspapers into larger "regional" papers. Among the papers set to disappear: What's left of the West Roxbury/Roslindale Transcript and the Allston/Brighton Tab, which will become a newspaper called the Transcript-Tab. Read more.
The Globe has dropped out of a lawsuit looking for access to the video because the investigation into what he may have done in Florida no longer is no longer part of an investigation into sex trafficking, Deadspin reports.
Wow, the newly invigorated Boston Herald is really punching up these days: Yesterday, it ran a shocking expose on how a newspaper that's been dead for six years, its archives now stored at Northeastern, used to run lots of ads for escort services. Read more.