See Something, Say Something #12

Regular Media Criticism from The Shoestring In a media column, The Shoestring will reflect on recent local news. “Struck by the Compassionate Tone”   On November 8th, the Gazette published an editorial titled “Northampton’s panhandling study is compassionate, if imperfect.” The set up juxtaposed a tweet by neoliberal-think-tank-flack-cum-Politico-columnist Bill Scher with a tweet from The Shoestring. … Continue reading See Something, Say Something #12

Athol Daily News Shuts Down Athol Office

Another strike against local journalism in Western Mass. By Sarah Robertson This article initially ran in the Montague Reporter. ATHOL – Two years after acquiring the Athol Daily News, the regional newspaper chain Newspapers of New England announced on Tuesday that it is closing the paper’s downtown office and laying off more staff members at … Continue reading Athol Daily News Shuts Down Athol Office