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by Dan Kennedy

For the Boston Phoenix, the decline lasted years — but the end came swiftly. Last Thursday afternoon a local journalist called to ask if I’d heard rumors that the 47-year-old alt-weekly was about to go under. I hadn’t. Within an hour, Boston.com was reporting that the Phoenix would cease publication immediately. One more issue — […] more »

by Dan Kennedy

On a recent Wednesday evening at Tico, a fashionable restaurant in Boston’s equally fashionable Back Bay, the Boston Phoenix threw itself a party. The food was free and the bar was open as several hundred guests shouted to be heard over thunderous music. Mingling with the crowd was the publisher, Stephen Mindich, who in 1966 […] more »

by Ian Lamont

Are there opportunities for technology startups which target the media business? Fred Wilson — a venture capitalist who has made investments in Twitter, Zynga, Tumblr, Etsy, and FourSquare, among others — apparently thinks not. As reported on MediaShift on November 15, Wilson told an audience of CUNY students with interests in business and journalism that […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Judge: Feds can get Twitter users’ data without warrant (Wall Street Journal) 2. Facebook settles with FTC to make new privacy changes opt-in (TechCrunch) 3. Romenesko out at Poynter after attribution problems surface (Media Decoder) 4. Apple’s AssistiveTouch helps the disabled use the iPhone (David Pogue) 5. […] more »