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Boston Globe owner John Henry names himself publisher

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John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox who purchased the Boston Globe from the New York Times Co. in October, has named himself publisher of the newspaper.

That makes the third owner in the newspaper's 141-year history the newspaper's ninth publisher, too, according to a press release. Henry has also appointed Boston advertising executive Mike Sheehan as CEO. Sheehan was previously a sports editor and reporter before he entered advertising. (more...)
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Boston Globe’s Wesley Lowery joins Washington Post

Boston Globe reporter Wesley Lowery will join the Washington Post, where he'll cover Congress and politics.

While at Ohio University, Lowery, who is 23, tracked down the administrator info of a website raising funds for George Zimmerman's defense, and apparently corresponded with Zimmerman himself. He was editor-in-chief of The Post at Ohio University, and did internships at The Detroit News, The Columbus Dispatch, The Wall Street Journal and the Globe.

He was at the Los Angeles Times as a reporting fellow before joining the Globe, where he covered the Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath and the Aaron Hernandez case. (more...)
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Boston.com: Boston Globe purchase official

Businessman John Henry has completed his purchase of The Boston Globe, according to a Boston.com story posted Thursday. Henry's purchase includes the Globe, Boston.com, BostonGlobe.com, Worcester Telegram & Gazette and the Telegram's website. The sale had been delayed by a labor dispute, but a Worcester Superior Court judge cleared the way for the deal to go through, according to Boston.com. Henry is owner of several sports organizations, including the Red Sox and New England Sports Network. The acquisition ends the 20-year ownership of The Boston Globe by The New York Times Co. Related: Suit holding up sale of The Boston Globe started with a broken windowLabor dispute holds up Boston Globe sale | 7 things to know about The Boston Globe's sale to John Henry
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Software seeks to measure women’s participation in journalism

Measuring women’s participation in journalism once meant sitting down with a stack of newspapers and counting bylines by hand. That’s no longer the case, thanks to computer programs that use big data to examine gender biases in sourcing, story placement … Read more

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7 things to know about The Boston Globe’s sale to John Henry

The Boston Globe’s sale to billionaire Red Sox owner John Henry wasn’t too surprising (though its announcement in the wee hours of Saturday was). As weekend turns to week, the move still seems to make a lot of sense. Here … Read more

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Red Sox owner will buy Boston Globe for $70m

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Red Sox owner John Henry will buy the Boston Globe from the New York Times Co. for $70 million cash, the Globe's Beth Healey reports.

Henry's purchase also includes the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, the Globe's printing business, its websites and an interest in the commuter paper Metro Boston.

His offer beat reportedly beat bids by U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester; Robert Loring of Revolution Capital, which owns the Tampa Tribune; and a group led by Ben and Steve Taylor, whose family once owned the Globe. Henry had previously been involved in a bid involving the New England Sports Network but launched a solo bid after that ended. (more...)
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Boston Globe did a good job using Twitter after Marathon bombings, Twitter says

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Twitter "became a crucial part of the journalist’s toolkit" after the Boston Marathon bombings, Twitter Data Editor Simon Rogers writes. The Boston Globe used the microblogging service particularly well:

In the midst of a deluge of information over that week, the Globe remained a credible channel of news, sifting through reports to highlight verified and important information. The Globe used Twitter as a news distribution channel tweeting a lot — and retained and enhanced its credibility.
Mentions of the Globe's content jumped in the days following the blasts:

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Chicago Blackhawks ad in Boston Globe salutes city’s ‘gracious spirit’

We've reported on the Chicago Tribune sending the Boston Globe pizzas after the Boston Marathon bombings and taking back part of its tribute to the city's sports teams during the Stanley Cup finals. So it seems appropriate to note the ad that the Chicago Blackhawks, who won the Cup, placed on page A9 of Friday's Globe. Called "An open letter to the Boston Bruins organization & the city of Boston," the ad says "we were deeply touched by what happened off the ice." "Like the rest of the world, Chicagoans have been reminded in recent days of Boston's strength. Please know we tip our hat to your city's big heart and gracious spirit. You lead by example and have set the bar very high for others to follow." Photo of the ad after the jump (click to view bigger). (more...)
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Boston Globe bids are due today

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Bids for the Boston Globe are due Thursday, and Bloomberg's Edmund Lee reports they're likely to come in at around $100 million -- a significant haircut given the $1.1 billion the New York Times Company paid for the Globe in 1993.

That's about $200 million less than Aaron Kushner offered in 2011, Lee reports, and $400 million less than Jack Welch offered in 2006. (more...)
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