I want to call your attention to a couple of stories in this week’s Boston Phoenix:
- On the new-media front, David Bernstein takes a look at the Boston Police Department’s blog, BPD News. According to Bernstein’s reporting, the police have used the blog to spin the local media with disinformation. BPD News responds with an admirably above-the-fray welcome to Phoenix readers.
- This week also marks the debut of a weekly column on how the media are covering this year’s political campaigns. Written by Boston University communications professor John Carroll, with whom I often appear on WGBH-TV/Channel 2’s “Beat the Press” edition of “Greater Boston,” the column features Carroll’s customary meld of wit and substance.