Anatomy of a Media Meltdown: Four Takeaways From the Loss of the Boston Phoenix

By: Caroline O’Donovan | Nieman Journalism Lab

The post-mortem for the Boston Phoenix hosted by the MIT Communications Forum Thursday evening was in turns both spirited and sad. Representing the alt weekly in its heyday were Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Lloyd Schwartz, political columnist and Esquire contributor Charlie Pierce, former writer Anita Diamant, and editor-in-chief at the time of close Carly Carioli.


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