Al Larkin

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The Times Co.'s super-potent silent treatment

In an earnings conference call last week, Janet Robinson, the president and CEO of the New York Times Co., had choice words — make that one  choice word — for published reports on the Times Co.'s attempts to unload the Boston Globe.
If a tree falls in the Forest Dept.
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 31, 2009

Die another day

Now that the New York Times Company and representatives of the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Boston Globe 's biggest union, have agreed to a deal that will keep the paper alive (more on that in a bit), the great unanswered question becomes: what, exactl
The clock starts now on a potential Globe sale
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 08, 2009

Thursday media miscellany

--First, I've got a new Phoenix piece looking at the Times Co.'s plans for the Globe and why the Gui...
By Adam Reilly  |  May 07, 2009

Unkindest cut?

There’s probably no good way to learn that your employer wants you to do the same amount of work for less money. But the manner in which the editorial staff of the Boston Globe made this discovery was especially awkward.
How a proposed pay cut surprised the Globe newsroom — and why it might actually happen
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 09, 2008

Brave new world? recently hired two India-based reporters (combined salary: approximately $19,000) to cover the Pasadena City Council. Could it happen here?
Adventures in outsourcing, or, Why the Herald should move to Mumbai
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 16, 2007

Striking similarities

This article originally appeared in the August 20, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Mike Barnicle, this is A.J. Liebling. Have you met?
By DAN KENNEDY  |  November 14, 2006