Category: Tobe Berkovitz

Top pols parade through New Hampshire

October 8th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

The neck-and-neck race for a Granite State U.S. Senate seat is drawing the nation’s top political stars as Mitt Romney, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton are all set to follow U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio into the fray in the coming weeks…

Expert quote:

“New Hampshire is certainly one of the races to watch but there’s so much pressure to win so many of these states that the big dogs are going to be doing appearances everywhere.”

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DCF mudslinging may sully both governor campaigns

October 7th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker keep pounding each other over dysfunction in the Department of Children and Families — but both candidates should tread carefully around the “live-wire” issue, experts say…

Expert quote:

“At the moment, it’s just a big ugly wash, and if I were these candidates, I would keep the hell away from it. It’s sort of a no-win. … The human element of children having their lives destroyed so early, I think it’s a live wire for everyone involved because you don’t know what’s going to be the next ugly gopher to pop up.”

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Somerville PAC connects donors to pols online

October 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

A small Somerville-based political action committee is giving Democrats a midterm boost by connecting candidates across the country with small donors on the Web and especially on smartphones…

Expert quote:

“The only negative is that you as a voter are giving up lots and lots of information of yourself. You’re going to be deluged because of that.”

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Boston Herald apologizes for Obama cartoon

October 1st, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz, WBZ-AM 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

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Mayor Marty Walsh slips with hockey idea

September 27th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Mayor Martin J. Walsh was forced to walk back yet another off-the-cuff statement, this time after a firestorm set off by his bizarre proposal to play the Beanpot hockey tournament in Belfast — the mayor’s second gaffe in two weeks that has PR experts urging his handlers to rein him in…

Expert quote:

“What he is learning is what he says is going to generate press and he can either generate press that will benefit him and the city or he can generate press that will detract from his image and can be problematic for the city.”

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Wife defends Rice, puts blame on media

September 10th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

The wife of disgraced ex-Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice took to Instagram to defend her husband, blaming the media for what has befallen him in the wake of a shocking video that shows her being knocked out and dragged from an elevator in Atlantic City…

Expert quote:

“She got beat up, knocked out and dragged out of an elevator; now she’s saying the media is being unfair? If there weren’t videos, then she might have a little sway. The visuals from that elevator are so damning. How can the media exaggerate this?”

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In punchless primary, lackluster turnout feared Tuesday

September 7th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz, Worcester Telegram & Gazette 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

In an election cycle that many say has lacked punch, local town and city clerks aren’t expecting to see high numbers of voters streaming to the polls for Tuesday’s state primary…

Expert quote:

“Not only is there minimal interest from voters, but really there’s been minimal interest from the press.”

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MA Attorney General Race Deadlocked Heading Toward Primary

September 2nd, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

While much of the attention on the fast-approaching Massachusetts primary has been on the Governor’s race, the battle for attorney general has been gathering a lot of interest due to the closeness of two candidates in recent polls…

Expert quote:

“This is going to be a very interesting race. Tolman is so well connected to labor organizations, which could have a huge effect on voter turnout. This compares to Maura Healey who has a more of an independent resume. With that being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if Healey beat Tolman in the end.”

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Loss of CBS affiliation slices $110M from Indy station’s value

August 26th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

How much value did the CBS network affiliation bring to WISH-TV Channel 8? About $110 million, if you believe the parent company’s calculation…

Expert quote:

“The question is whether there’s a model to find. I wouldn’t want to be a stockholder in a broadcaster without any affiliation.”

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Out of State Super PACs Spending Millions on MA Governor’s Race

August 22nd, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

As the state of Massachusetts comes closer to the election of the next governor, Super PACs are ramping up their spending on the governor’s race…

Expert quote:

“These Super PACs certainly have the potential to have an effect on campaigns. They have the ability, through advertising, to drive how media and people look at candidates and issues. The problem with Super PACs is sometimes they go to far and end up having their advertisements backfire and hurt the candidates that they are supporting.”

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