Friday, November 02, 2007

Boston Globe Covers City Council Race (on Page B4)

The Boston Globe has exploded onto the scene with 3/4 of a page of coverage of the issues in the Boston City Councilor-At-Large race! Toss aside the front section! Pick up the City/Region section -- and flip through to page B4! Marvelous... I'm delighted that the Globe's newsdesk has chosen to cover some of the issues in the race.

The article actually notes which District City Councilors face competition for re-election, although it fails to name any challengers. Shame on you, Globe!

The article manages to name both finalists for the Allston-Brighton Distict 9 seat, Mark Ciommo and Greg Glennon, although the Globe newsdesk continues in their dogged insistence of not once giving either candidates' position on any issues. The Globe once previously mentioned District 9 race on September 26th, the day after the preliminary municipal election.

The Globe also previously devoted one article to the Councilor-At-Large race in their Sunday City Weekly section, although that article consisted mostly of a discussion of bullet-voting -- not the issues -- and included a print-only set of contact information for the candidates.

Their latest article continues that tradition of print-only content: the wonderful table containing the responses of all nine candidates for Councilor-At-Large to three different questions, is not included in the online version of the article. Sigh. They were so close -- and yet so far -- from delivering information to the online masses!

Since the Globe can't figure out how to deliver this (sidebar) content on their website, I've scanned and provided the thing below.

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