The Emancipator, a digital nonprofit publication devoted to reframing the conversation around racial equity, is launching a new website and hiring a new editor.
CommonWealth changes its name today to CommonWealth Beacon, a move that has been in the works for a long time and signals a shift in attitude at what may be the state’s oldest nonprofit news organization.
Nonprofit news is catching on. Perhaps nowhere is that more evident than in Massachusetts, where nonprofit news outlets seem to be propagating like rabbits.
ATTORNEY GENERAL Andrea Campbell filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Meta Platforms, alleging that the company’s Facebook and Instagram platforms violated Massachusetts consumer protection laws by knowingly utilizing methods to hook and consequently harm young people. This lawsuit is part of an effort by attorneys general in 42 states who are filing similar lawsuits in their […]
EVEN BEFORE TWITTER changed hands to its current owner, who insists on calling it by another name, the social networking site was in a state of decline. What used to be a real-time news ticker is overrun with anger and misinformation. But some feeds are still worth following, and that’s the case with @GlobeFPhillips, operated […]
GINTAUTAS DUMCIUS, who has spent nearly 20 years reporting on Boston and state politics, as well as neighborhood development and the courts, is joining the staff of CommonWealth. His hiring is part of a planned expansion and makeover of the nonprofit news organization.Dumcius most recently served as the Dorchester Reporter’s managing editor, and before that, […]
WHEN IT COMES to the state of the news industry, the news has not been good. Over a span of less than two decades, a quarter of the country’s newspapers have folded. That translates to tens of thousands of reporters laid off – and it means far less coverage of communities across the country. Less […]
WITH THE OFF-FIELD behavior of professional athletes an increasing focus of concern, getting busted trying to bring two loaded guns through security at Logan Airport certainly was not exactly a good look for a guy about to start his second season with the New England Patriots. And to any armchair jurist it seemed an open-and-shut […]
“IT’S BEEN YEARS since legislative democracy truly flourished at the State House,” the Boston Globe editorial board sighed in exasperation a few weeks ago. For more than a decade, Globe editorials have been denouncing the Legislature’s m.o., which was fashioned by Democratic supermajorities in both House and Senate: consolidate power within a small group of […]
THE STATE HIGHWAY administrator said the traffic mitigation costs associated with the repairs of the Sumner Tunnel will be borne by the Department of Transportation, the MBTA, and the Massachusetts Port Authority. Jonathan Gulliver, the administrator, said it hasn’t been decided yet how the costs will be split among the three agencies. Chanda Smart, a […]