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Boston Herald loses libel case, says it will ‘ultimately prevail’

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | Media Nation
A jury in Massachusetts awarded Joanna Marinova $563,000 for a 2009 Boston Herald story that claimed she'd had sex with an inmate in a prison waiting room, David E. Frank reports.

Dan Kennedy has a good backgrounder on the case.

The Herald's law firm told Frank the article "was meticulously researched, carefully written and extremely well-documented" and said the paper "fully expects to ultimately prevail in this matter.”
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Boston Globe to print entire press run of Boston Herald

Beginning July 1, The Boston Globe will begin printing the entire press run of the Boston Herald. The two papers announced the 10-year agreement Wednesday afternoon.

The Globe had already been printing and delivering about one-third of the Herald's print circulation -- an agreement the two papers had reached last year.

“This agreement represents an important component for the future of our business,”  Richard E. Masotta, Globe vice president of operations said in a press release that the agreement "represents an important component for the future of our business" and addresses "the structural challenges of our industry."

Boston Herald Publisher Patrick Purcell is quoted in the same release as saying:

“The newspaper industry, as well as other traditional media companies, has undergone a radical transformation in recent years. In the face of that change, it has never been more important for newspapers to implement ways in which they can be more efficient.  The Herald and The Globe both recognize this.  While we will continue to compete for readers and advertisers, we also recognize that we can serve those audiences better and longer by cooperating in areas that are cost effective.” Related: Report: Boston Globe bidders include Doug Manchester, Patriots’ owners
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Judge dismisses parts of rocker’s lawsuit against Boston Herald

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A judge has dismissed parts of Tom Scholz's defamation lawsuit against the Boston Herald, ruling that the founder of the rock band Boston failed to show that the paper published malicious articles about the civil action that he brought against the Herald last year. Scholz claimed he was defamed by Herald "Inside Track" columnists Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa, who reported in 2007 that Boston lead singer Brad Delp, who committed suicide in 2007, was "driven by despair" by Scholz and the band's "ugly breakup." (Read the filing.) A judge has dismissed Scholz's claims against the Herald over 2010 articles reporting on the rocker’s lawsuit against the paper -- stories he said caused him emotional distress.

Scholz’s lawyer said Wednesday night:

Judge Cratsley previously held that Tom Scholz may pursue his principal claims against the Herald for the paper’s wrongful and devastating articles in 2007 about the cause of Brad Delp’s suicide. Today’s decision does not disturb that finding, and Mr. Scholz will continue vigorously to pursue those claims.

> September 2010: Judge says suit against Boston Herald can go forward

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Boston Herald offers buyouts to all employees

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Herald publisher Patrick Purcell says in a statement:

The staffing adjustments we’re making are a result of revenue pressure all newspapers are experiencing. However, the financial efficiencies we are undertaking, coupled with the really great print and online products we publish every day, will position us well for the future.

The newspaper's Guild chairman tells colleagues: “Don’t fret, this is nothing like the dire situation we encountered a few years ago, when so many of our union brothers and sisters left or were laid off. We are not going out of business. This is a belt-tightening move by Pat Purcell and his financial team.” Staffers considering the buyout package have until July 1 to make a decision.

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WH complains to Boston Herald about Romney’s page one piece

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The Herald says White House press office has refused to give it full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today. WH spokesman Matt Lehrich told the Herald that pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly,” and complained about the paper's a March 8 piece by Mitt Romney. “My point about the op-ed was not that you ran it but that it was the full front page, which excluded any coverage of the visit of a sitting US President to Boston. I think that raises a fair question about whether the paper is unbiased in its coverage of the President’s visits,” Lehrich said in an email. The Herald's Hillary Chabot writes:
Lehrich said the Herald wasn’t purposefully barred from the press pool, saying local pool duty by the Boston Globe was arranged earlier with the White House Correspondents Association. And Lehrich insisted the Herald may yet be allowed into Obama events.
Longtime Boston press critic Dan Kennedy says the WH spokesman's mistake was in putting his beef with the Herald in writing.
Clearly Lehrich has never heard of the great Martin Lomasney (“The Mahatma,” as he was called) and his first rule of politics: “Never write if you can speak; never speak if you can nod; never nod if you can wink.”
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Boston Globe in talks to print, deliver Boston Herald

Boston Globe | Boston Herald
The deal would result in the layoffs of truck drivers at the Herald, which says in a statement that it's "facing declining circulation and revenue, must take steps to reduce operating expenses.” The Globe already has contracts to print and distribute the Patriot Ledger of Quincy and the Enterprise of Brockton, as well as the Boston Metro, and local editions of The New York Times. || Read the Herald's story on the talks.
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