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Boston Herald hires Ron Borges

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Smallpotatoes, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    I thought he was working for some radio station's Web site.
  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    He was working for WEEI's web site:

  3. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    Great hire for them.
  4. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    nice someone is being hired.
  5. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    awesome. good for ron. ;D ;D ;D
  6. ron gives them credibility. a lot. though it assures that the herald will not be read in the house of belichick.

    he was freelancing for weei.com, i think, and not full-time.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Oh I'm pretty sure that was already the case.
  8. you're right, byh, but this just puts the nail in the coffin in that regard.

    that's why i am surprised that they didn't hire someone from the outside who had some pro beat experience, to try and rebuild those relationships. if logic applies, i'd say money was an issue, and borges won't have to worry about that, since he still can appear on weei and other media outlets and supplement his income that way.
  9. maberger

    maberger Member

    and this doesnt matter any more?

    Globe suspends sportswriter for plagiarism

    March 5, 07 07:54 PM
    By Michael Paulson, Globe Staff

    The Boston Globe today suspended without pay for two months a veteran sports reporter, Ron Borges, after allegations that he had plagiarized a portion of a football column from another sportswriter.

    The Globe’s editor, Martin Baron, said Borges had included in his ‘‘Football notes’’ column last Sunday material written by a reporter for the News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash.

    "‘The Globe does not tolerate plagiarism,"’ Baron said in a statement. "Extensive passages written by the Tacoma reporter were used verbatim in the column by Borges, and that is prohibited."
  10. if i were the herald folks, i'd be willing to look aside at just one transgression. borges does have a good track record on the beat, albeit in recent years he's pissed off a lot of folks in foxborough.

    besides, this is the same paper that *did* hire mike barnicle a few years back. he makes borges' hanky-panky look minor by comparison.
  11. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

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