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Sizing up the Times Co.'s Globe stewardship

Sizing up the Times Co.'s Globe stewardship


 Eileen McNamara says the New York Times Co. treats the Globe like a "cheap whore." Rory O'Con...
By Adam Reilly  |  April 09, 2009

Globe layoffs: the latest


Thanks to a reasonably successful buyout program and last week's layoffs of 20 editorial part-timers...
By Adam Reilly  |  March 30, 2009
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Buyouts shrink the Globe newsroom — but not enough

To state the obvious, this isn't a great time to be out of a job.
First cut
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 25, 2009
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Communication breakdown

You campaign in poetry, Mario Cuomo famously claimed, but you govern in prose. Don’t buy the dichotomy.

How did Deval Patrick's greatest strength become a dangerous weakness?


By ADAM REILLY  |  April 24, 2008
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The player

The exit of Boston Globe business columnist Steve Bailey this past week to take a post in London as a general-interest news editor with Bloomberg signifies the exhaustion of a tradition.

Trying to find some meaning in ace biz-boy columnist Steve Bailey’s move to London


By PETER KADZIS  |  April 02, 2008

A brief for independents

May I offer a brief for independent candidacies for US Senate and House seats based on my experience as an independent 2006 Senate candidate?
Letters to the Portland editor: March 21, 2008
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  March 19, 2008


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Extreme makeover: Globe edition

Earlier this week, in an e-mail to the Boston Globe newsroom, editor Marty Baron announced the imminent departure of three key employees.

Now more than ever, this is Marty Baron’s newspaper


By ADAM REILLY  |  March 12, 2008
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King said George Romney didn't march

Romney was not satisfied with what George Romney actually did. He inflated it, placing his father into the iconic position of marching alongside the civil rights leader.
But, as usual, the truth wasn't good enough for Mitt
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 21, 2007
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A rare thumbs-up

When two of the Boston Globe ’s three metro columnists left the paper earlier this year there was talk that Editor Marty Baron might simply leave their jobs unfilled.
The Globe turns out two good choices
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 20, 2007
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Savage love

First things first: congratulations to Globe reporter Charlie Savage on a much-deserved Pulitzer Prize.
What we talk about when we talk about the Globe’s Pulitzer
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 18, 2007
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Sympathy for McNamara

In the January 10 Boston Globe , columnist Eileen McNamara sized up the legacy of long-time South Boston city councilor Jimmy Kelly, who died the day before.
Blowback
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 17, 2007


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Debate and switch

By the end of last Thursday’s Democratic gubernatorial debate, it was Kaddish for Tom Reilly, at least according to everybody in the chin-strokerati (except the Boston Herald ’s Howie “Bleep Conventional Wisdom” Carr).
As The Globe Turns On Reilly
By JOHN CARROLL  |  September 13, 2006
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Digging for attention

A great big plant. That was the main image on the front cover of the Boston Globe on Tuesday, July 11 when the electronic media was buzzing about the death of 38-year-old Milena Del Valle inside one of the Big Dig tunnels.
After the Big Dig tunnel tragedy, the Herald and the Globe put on a full-court press. Who came out on top?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 19, 2006
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Let it bleed

The horrific New York murder of 24-year-old Imette St. Guillen pitted the city’s two major dailies against each other in ways that reflect the strengths and weaknesses, as well as the editorial philosophies, of the two rivals.
When a pretty Boston woman is murdered in New York, the Boston dailies go to war
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  March 22, 2006