• Boston Globe Media Reveals Big Ambitions With New Catholic News Site
    The Neiman Journalism Lab considers Crux -- a new Catholic news site, a key component in Red Sox owner John Henry’s mission to expand Boston Globe Media beyond its regional roots. With Crux, Henry is “pushing forward on a plan he hopes will help broaden the company’s readership beyond people who want a printed newspaper on their doorstep,” NJL writes. “Crux … is aiming for a readership far outside the 617 area code to the more than 1 billion Catholics worldwide.”
  • Comcast Expands EveryBlock Local News Network
    In early 2013, NBC News shelved its hyper-local news network EveryBlock. Yet, parent company Comcast appears to be keeping the dream alive, one city at a time. “The cable giant … has expanded its relaunch of the news and social site EveryBlock to include its home city of Philadelphia,” The Washington Post reports. “While the relaunch of EveryBlock Philly is new, Comcast revived the Chicago edition of the site in late January.” Long term, however, EveryBlock founder Adrian Holovaty says he doesn’t have much faith in Comcast to support the network.
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