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3 ex-newspaper columnists team up to launch college football site

Chris Dufresne hopes this comparison to Starbucks carries over to his new college football website. “You see people standing in line in Starbucks every day ready to pay $5 for whatever coffee they want,” Dufresne said. “Why do they do it? The only reason is because they are addicted to caffeine. Well, in a weird sort of way, I … Read More
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Should paywalls come down for election coverage?

As Election Day nears, news organizations that keep their journalism behind a paywall will likely give some of it away for free. When The New York Times dropped its paywall for 24 hours before election day in 2012, it was keeping with a policy of providing "critical information" for big breaking news like natural disasters and presidential elections. The … Read More
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Buyouts hit Boston.com

Boston.com, The free website owned by The Boston Globe, announced on Wednesday it's offering buyouts to its staff as its parent company undergoes an overhaul of its digital operations. Citing a desire for "fewer redundancies, increased collaboration, greater efficiency and cost savings," Boston.com General Manager Eleanor Cleverly and Executive Director of Engineering Anthony Bonfiglio announced the buyout program in a … Read More
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Boston Globe announces buyouts, again

Another round of buyouts is coming to The Boston Globe as the newspaper seeks to reinvent its strategy and coverage priorities in advance of a move to new downtown offices. The buyouts, announced in a newsroom memo from Globe editor Brian McGrory, were prompted by a desire to fix the newspaper's balance sheet: The Globe’s numbers aren’t as good as … Read More
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Boston Globe runs satirical front page showing Trump presidency

Today's edition of The Boston Globe includes a fake front page that imagines the state of America under the presidency of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. Although the cover looks like the front page for the entire newspaper, it's actually the first page of the Boston Globe's ideas section, which is tucked inside the daily edition. The ideas section is a … Read More
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The Boston Globe ran a full-page ad thanking everybody involved in 'Spotlight'

Monday's edition of The Boston Globe features a front-page image celebrating the actors who won the Best Picture Academy Award for "Spotlight." On A3, the newspaper recognized everyone involved with the film — and the journalists who worked on the Pulitzer-winning investigation — with a full-page thank-you. The possibility of running a house ad was brought up last week, … Read More
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What's behind this fall's wave of layoffs and buyouts?

Mid-September to mid-November brings changing leaves and football but also rampant newsroom downsizing, and this has been an especially cruel season. Just last week saw 46 layoffs to the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and the Philly.com website plus deep cuts at National Geographic. That's not counting the 75 in process at the Los Angeles Times … Read More
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Spotlight: Why it works and how it matters

The new Spotlight movie opening in select cities this weekend is such a big deal in Boston that several university journalism programs staged special advance screenings earlier this week. After failing to worm my way into any of those events, I showed up at Spotlight’s first public unveiling Thursday night. It’s showing at a theater just down the street … Read More
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"Spotlight:" Boston Globe church-scandal movie spurs press introspection

From left are moderator David Simon, Michael Rezendes, Sacha Pfeiffer, Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy, Ben Bradlee Jr., Walter "Robby" Robinson and Martin Baron. (Photo by Roy J. Harris Jr.) After the thunderous applause died down for last week's preview of "Spotlight," the new Michael Keaton movie, the real stars took seats in front of the screen. Marty Baron, … Read More
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Boston Globe's life sciences initiative finally has a name - 'Stat'

The Boston Globe's life sciences initiative led by former Politico executive editor Rick Berke now finally has a name. They want you to read the news urgently, hence - Stat. The name, which evokes urgency, is a reference to the medical term stat. Stat is derived from a Latin word that means "immediately." The company acquired the domain www.statnews.com … Read More
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The Boston Globe publishes typo of the day

The Boston Globe on Friday afternoon tweeted a typo that will propel you into the weekend on a cloud of, well...read it for yourself: Ed Reinhold, FBI, says FBI has investifarted about 70 leads already. Live Video: http://t.co/nXuiv3rwFm — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) July 17, 2015 The Globe corrected the typo, but several … Read More
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The newsroom pizza chain continues, this time from Baltimore to Charleston

We can call this a tradition now, right? On Wednesday, the newsroom of The (Charleston, South Carolina) Post and Courier was treated to a pizza lunch from the newsroom of The Baltimore Sun. The Post and Courier's executive editor tweeted his thanks. Big thank you to @baltimoresun and @trifalatzas for the gesture today. Every … Read More
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Inside the upcoming life sciences newsroom from Boston Globe Media

Shortly after Rick Berke resigned from his post as executive editor of Politico in September, he was contacted by Boston Globe Media, which made him a compelling offer: Did he want to build a newsroom from the ground up? "How often do you have an opportunity to pursue important, high-end journalism as well as create a new publication, … Read More
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A Boston Marathon bombing victim family's plea on Boston Globe's front page

For the second time in as many weeks, a major newspaper has placed a powerful and dominating essay on its front page. Boston Globe readers awoke to a front page plea from Bill and Denise Richard, the parents of an eight year old son who was killed and a seven year old daughter who was seriously injured in the Boston … Read More
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Washington Post appoints Wesley Lowery to new law enforcement beat

The Washington Post The Washington Post announced Friday the creation of a new beat focused on "the interactions between law enforcement officials and their communities," a topic that will be covered by national politics reporter Wesley Lowery. The announcement, which was made in conjunction with a series of job moves at The Post, comes months after Lowery was assigned … Read More
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