The Chicago Tribune sent many boxes of pizza to the newsroom of The Boston Globe today in a move of great journalistic camaraderie in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.
A touching note accompanying the delivery reads:
We can only imagine what an exhausting and heartbreaking week it’s been for you and your city. Read More
The Boston Globe launched a paid subscription website today, BostonGlobe.com. The site has been spun off from the general news and information site Boston.com, where the Globe previously occupied a vertical.
“The Boston Globe has never had a front door on the internet,” said editor in chief Martin Baron. The Globe is owned by The New York Times Company.
Home delivery subscribers can access the site for free and a digital-only subscription will cost $3.99 a week, beginning October 1. Coldwell Banker is sponsoring a free trial through September 30. Unlike the New York Times pay wall, BostonGlobe.com will not be metered, though it will support one click when accessed through search and social media.
The New York Times Company is “well-positioned to thrive,” according to CEO Janet Robinson, who announced the company’s second-quarter earnings this morning. The best news is that there were no major catastrophes this quarter. Flat may still be the new up.
Revenue from print advertising continued to decline in the Read More
One day after The New York Times received five Pulitzer Prizes, The New York Times Company said in its 2009 First-Quarter conference call that total revenue had declined 18.6 percent. The company’s debt at the end of the quarter totaled $1.3 billion.
According to the Times Company’s press release this morning, the Read More
The Atlantic‘s Ta-Nehisi Coates points us to a post by Think Progress’ Matthew Yglesias that features a telling exchange among Mike Barnicle, Mika Brzezinski and Pat Buchanan from yesterday morning’s Morning Joe on MSNBC.
The noted television pundits were discussing Alaska Governer Sarah Palin’s comments about the Read More
On Monday, the Times Company closed its wholesale distributor, which would mean a job loss of some 550 people, and today the Boston Globe reports that the Times Company is closing one of the Globe‘s printing plants. "The Boston Globe said yesterday that the newspaper plans to shutter its Billerica printing plant Read More
A day after the Times announced that there will be layoffs–perhaps around 15–the paper has picked up a star: Charlie Savage, a Pulitzer-winner on his coverage of Bush-Cheney White House, is moving to Dean Baquet’s Washington bureau. Read More
Move over T: Style!
Despite gloomy buyout news from the Boston Globe in recent weeks, there’s still enough staffers left to launch a new monthly magazine supplement: Fashion Boston.
Today’s release after the jump.
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 30, 2007–Boston Globe Media today announced the launch of Fashion Boston, a new monthly magazine Read More
The Los Angeles Times has lost New York-based reporter Ellen Barry to The New York Times.
Ms. Barry responded to a phone call this morning with an email. “It’s true, I am moving to the NYT after the first of the year, to work for Metro,” she wrote. “I’m not going to comment beyond that, Read More
Today, The Observer reported that Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. has responded to the Oct. 19 letter sent to him on behalf of the Boston Newspaper Guild. Senator Ted Kennedy, and over two dozen political and labor leaders, signed the union letter that criticized the New York Times Company’s management of the Boston Globe.
After Read More