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Globe management to keep making less

So says a recent, no-nonsense memo from outgoing publisher Steve Ainsley. Five percent less, to be precise--so they're still doing a bit better than their...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 02, 2009

Globe staffers to publisher: save us from healthcare "caste system"

The Globe story of the moment is the (possibly) impending sale of the paper--but mounting resistance to a new, high-cost health plan among the members...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 08, 2009

Globe management to Globe unions: "turnaround" is working

At a meeting between Globe management and the Globe's union leadership earlier today, publisher Steve Ainsley  offered a reassuringly optimistic take on the state and...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 06, 2009

Paying more for the Globe

The fancy insert in today's paper has the official numbers: effective June 1, you'll pay $12.25 for ...
By Adam Reilly  |  May 15, 2009

Globe publisher gives a last-minute nudge

In an email sent this morning--the day before the Times Co.'s May 1 concede-or-close deadline--Globe...
By Adam Reilly  |  April 30, 2009

Ainsley's plan to save the Globe

The Globe publisher's plan for the paper (and was described in an email sent to staffers earlier today. Much of what's discussed is familiar...
By Adam Reilly  |  April 23, 2009

Times Co. ratchets down charitable work in Boston and NYt

This step was announced in two emails today, one from Times Co. vice chairman Michael Golden and one...
By Adam Reilly  |  April 23, 2009

Ainsley talks again--to a privileged few

A question: If Boston Globe publisher Steve Ainsley can talk about the paper's crisis to its adverti...
By Adam Reilly  |  April 11, 2009

Tuesday's Globe hits

--The Herald reports that the Globe is raising the price of its print edition, to $1.50 on weekdays/...
By Adam Reilly  |  April 07, 2009

The Globe's new moneymaking squad

A tipster tells DQM that the Globe has formed a "New Revenue Team"--aimed, as the name suggests--at ...
By Adam Reilly  |  February 26, 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 .
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 28, 2009

Ainsley to Globe: "We have to succeed"

There's no bad news in the note that Boston Globe publisher Steve Ainsley sent to the paper's employ...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 09, 2009

Boston Newspaper Guild hammers Globe management

If you thought that the recent decision by Boston Globe drivers to accept a wage cut and fewer holidays meant that Globe management was successfully...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 03, 2008

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...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 06, 2008

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

The gathering storm

This past week’s announcement that the New York Times plans to cut 100 newsroom jobs was bad news for the journalists of the Gray Lady.

Anxiety on Morrissey Boulevard

By ADAM REILLY  |  February 20, 2008