It’s fair to say Tom Menino had no special love for the press. He could be ornery, defensive, and impatient. But he also knew how to bring in reporters he liked, and in the end, it was the media that helped cement his legacy.


Dan Kennedy teaches journalism at Northeastern University.

Callie Crossley hosts WGBH News' Under the Radar.

Margery Eagan co-hosts WGBH News' Boston Public Radio.

Adam Reilly is a reporter for WGBH News.