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The Globe sale, contextualized
News that the Globe was on the auction block was certainly a shock, but it should have been no surprise.
| March 01, 2013
Bully for BU!
After six years at the Phoenix , I recently got my first pre-emptive libel threat. It came, most unexpectedly, from an investigative reporter. And beyond the fact that this struck me as a blatant attempt at intimidation, it demonstrated how tricky journ
A curious conflict of interest is followed by a legal threat — from a journalism center!
| March 12, 2010
Laurels for the Globe
Yesterday, Globe editor Marty Baron sent out a congratulatory note describing a couple gratifying award wins for the paper--including an ASNE prize for the Globe's...
| February 18, 2010
Arts editor Scott Heller leaving Globe
Globe arts editor and Phoenix alum Scott Heller will be leaving the paper for the New York Times at the end of this month. The...
| February 09, 2010
Brave new Globe?
Sizing up the Boston Globe 's recent past is easy: simply put, in the past 12 months, the paper has seen enough gut-wrenching drama to change the name of Morrissey Boulevard to Melrose Place. But forecasting the paper's future is another matter.
With a new publisher and a bevy of edit changes, is the Boston Globe poised for a new chapter?
| January 29, 2010
Rumblings at the Globe greatly exaggerated
About that ominous meeting at Morrissey Boulevard I mentioned earlier today? Turns out that, as a commenter suggested, it wasn't that ominous after all. Before...
| January 05, 2010
Difference of opinion
It’s been three months since Peter Canellos replaced Renée Loth as editor of the Boston Globe ’s editorial page.
Peter Canellos reinvents Globe ’s editorial page. Plus, Tom Menino’s campaign gets late-breaking help from the Banner and Herald .
| November 06, 2009
On July 30, the New York Times revealed that David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez — heroes of the Red Sox' 2004 and 2007 World Series wins — are on the (supposedly) secret list of a hundred-plus major leaguers who tested positive for performance-enhancing d
Did the Globe drop the steroid ball?
| August 07, 2009
Loth exits Globe ed page, Canellos back to Boston
Word out of Morrissey Boulevard is that Renee Loth, the Globe's editorial-page editor, told her staff today that she'll be stepping down, apparently to write...
| June 11, 2009
In a blog post last night, I argued that the New York Times Co.'s poor diplomacy was responsible for...
| June 09, 2009
Clegg exits Globe
Back in March 2008, when Marty Baron revamped the leadership of the Globe's newsroom following some ...
| May 15, 2009
New in the Phoenix: Scenes from the Globe crisis
In which I relate details from Marty Baron's Seaport Hotel speech, the most recent Boston Newspaper ...
| April 30, 2009
Will the Globe survive?
What would Boston's media landscape look like without the Boston Globe ?
Sizing up the paper's future as it approaches the deadline from hell
| April 29, 2009
Globe promotes Most, tightens up features
Congrats to Doug Most, formerly the editor of the Globe Magazine, who's been named the paper's deputy managing editor/features. Structurally, Most's appointment seems eminently sensible. (It also raises the question...
| April 14, 2009
Buyouts shrink the Globe newsroom — but not enough
To state the obvious, this isn't a great time to be out of a job.
| March 25, 2009
Red all over
If there's one group of professionals whose job insecurity rivals that of the Detroit auto worker, it's the men and women who make America's newspapers.
The Globe needs 50 buyout volunteers. So far, few are cooperating — and that likely means bloodshed on Morrissey Boulevard.
| February 25, 2009
Rescuing the Globe
If you work at the Boston Globe , and have any bright ideas on how to stop that paper's downward spiral, management is all ears. At least, that's the party line.
10 ways to bail out Boston's sinking paper of record. Plus, spinning Bill Kristol's brief time at the Times .
| January 28, 2009
Wanted: friendly advice for the Globe
In today's memo announcing the elimination of up to 50 newsroom jobs, Globe editor Marty Baron makes...
| January 15, 2009
Involuntary layoffs at the Globe
Forty-two positions total, in the circulation/marketing and advertising departments, including senior managers.That's just one of the developments reported in an internal memo from Globe publisher...
| November 06, 2008
Globe redesign: what say you?
My initial thoughts: --"g" actually looks good, notwithstanding some uninspired cover art. There's plenty of editorial heft inside, and the "Parting Shot" feature on the...
| October 24, 2008
Fiedler on the spot
As jobs in journalism-education go, Tom Fiedler’s new gig isn’t bad. Quite the contrary.
Having taken the reins of BU’s contentious College of Communication, Pulitzer winner Tom Fiedler learns to navigate the thorny world of academia
| August 20, 2008
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
| March 12, 2008
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
| June 20, 2007
A new balance
To grasp the significance of the latest shake-up at the Boston Globe , consider this: the trio that just received key promotions all spurned overtures from elsewhere.
The Globe reaches for a sense of equilibrium after months of anxiety
| May 23, 2007
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
| April 18, 2007
When next year’s Pulitzer finalists are announced, the Washington Post ’s coverage of dismal conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center will almost certainly make the list. But did the Post actually break the story? The deadliest sin: The Times'
Solving the press’s credit problem
| March 14, 2007
Forget two months without Ron Borges.
Lesson One: the perils of sharing
| March 08, 2007
The Globe releases its inner tabloid
Pessimists eager to chronicle the Boston Globe ’s decline and fall got some choice new material this week.
| February 21, 2007
Morrissey Boulevard melancholia
The mood at the Boston Globe has been increasingly dismal since the turn of the millennium.
Amid the latest cutbacks, dejection reigns at the Globe
| January 31, 2007
Whatever happened to Memogate?
If the Big Dig tunnel collapse that killed Milena Del Valle is the biggest Boston news story of 2006, the media story of the year is the Globe reporting — incorrectly — that a safety officer at the site all but predicted Del Valle’s death back in 1999.
Waiting for the Globe ’s mea culpa
| November 10, 2006
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