Article written by Adam

6 responses to “Five Things the Boston Globe Does Well”

  1. Jim Gaudet

    Nice, I remember when ProBlogger ask Google for something, damn it’s too early to remember what is was again, and sure enough it was out in a month.

    The Globe found you to put you on the FP and now let’s see if they listen to you now. That would be cool..

    1. Adam Pieniazek

      Was it this article about Darren asking FeedBurner to show post titles in e-mails? I remember reading that same suggestion in a few places ( was another), and then seeing it get released a month or two later.

      It would be cool if the Globe took some of these suggestions and implemented them, “Adam Pieniazek: Newspaper Fixer”, LOL. Seriously though, these improvements would make the Globe a better product and that’s a win-win for everyone involved.

  2. Ari Herzog

    With your first bullet, I thought you meant the printed newspaper–but then I realized you referred to the online edition. Is it fair to talk about a newspaper when you only refer to the web?

    Oh, and if you want to read about pushing politicians, 1) keep in mind the Globe is Democratic-centric and the Herald is more Republican-oriented; so 2) you’ll read more jarring in the Herald.

    1. Adam Pieniazek

      I suppose I should have clarified a bit Ari, but I see the two as interchangeable. The main reason I refer to as the Boston Globe is that’s how I consume the Globe, haven’t touched a printed Globe in years! Most of the content is the same, and the web-site is becoming the main distribution method. So, I think it’s fair but I can see how I could’ve clarified it.

      You’re right about the political leanings of the two papers. That’s another area they could both improve in, removing bias when talking politics. They can and should push politicians on both sides to work more efficiently.

      I don’t read the Herald’s site as much as, but should. Though, from years of reading the Herald, it seems they blow things out of proportion just to generate hype more often than the Globe. Both papers are guilty of it, but seems the Herald does it more often which ends up diluting truly important stories when they do break.

  3. Marc

    Check out the Your Town section of – . You might find that interesting in terms of local coverage.

    1. Adam Pieniazek

      Right Marc, my point is that the Globe has a local section for other towns, but news directly happening in Boston is hard to find. There should be a Your Town section for Boston, with a breakdown by neighborhood. There is a local section but it’s buried and categorizes local as anything happening in Massachusetts. For a site called, it should be easy to find news about Boston directly on the homepage.