Come Back Little Susan

Mark Laurence
Sun May 9 21:47:57 EDT 2004

On Sunday, May 9, 2004, at 05:44  PM, Donna Halper wrote:

> Part of the problem is the Globe lacks a full-time broadcasting writer 
> with expertise in radio... Clea Simon is a free-lancer and works from 
> home-- she is assigned articles only sporadically.  And you can't 
> cover today's media on a hit or miss basis.

That is one of the Globe's biggest weaknesses. Nearly every other major 
city paper has a TV beat writer and critic, and a TV weekly magazine 
that's far superior to the Globe's bare-bones listings.  When the 
Herald had Monica Collins and Jim Baker, and their Sunday TV magazine 
was full of color and articles, it was the one area where they truly 
excelled over the Globe.  Now both Herald writers are off the staff and 
they've cut the budget for the TV book too, so both papers are 
seriously lacking.


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