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Boston Globe to consider reader input before selling another takeover ad

The Boston Globe Thursday ran its first-ever full-page wraparound ad, a plug for the University of Massachusetts that eclipsed the entire front page. The paper will "gauge reader and advertiser reaction" before deciding whether to offer similar ads in the future, said Jane Bowman, vice president of marketing and sales development for the Globe. "We continue to look for … Read More
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Interstate General Media to close Inquirer.com

Philadelphia Magazine Inquirer.com and PhillyDailyNews.com, standalone websites for two newspapers owned by Interstate General Media, will soon close, Philadelphia Magazine reported Thursday. According to a memo obtained by Philadelphia Magazine, the two sites, which feature content from The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Daily News, will be "folded into" one site, Philly.com: What this means is that the … Read More
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Boston Globe to offer voluntary buyouts

The Boston Globe will offer voluntary buyouts to an unspecified number of employees in the next few days, according to emails obtained by Poynter. “There’s no set number we're trying to achieve. Most significantly, it’s not meant as a cost-cutting exercise in the newsroom. In fact, when all is said and done, I don't expect staffing levels here to change … Read More
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1940-2014: Michael Janeway, former editor of The Boston Globe, The Atlantic Monthly

The Boston Globe | The Atlantic Michael Janeway, former editor of The Boston Globe and executive editor of The Atlantic Monthly, died Thursday at his home in Lakeville, Conn., at age 73. The Globe's Joseph P. Kahn quoted author Todd Gitlin on Janeway's career: “When Mike saw journalism slipping off the edge into inconsequence or superficiality, he was on the case,” Gitlin said. “He recognized it was a matter of moment to the political life of democracy. I see him as a standard-bearer for professional journalism, a connoisseur of the nobility of intellectual life and journalism’s responsibility to honor it.” Read More
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Boston.com unveils responsive redesign as it begins competing with the Globe

Boston.com has freshened up for the spring, making it better prepared to compete across all platforms against its paywalled big brother BostonGlobe.com, a responsive pioneer. The free news source's responsive site is now in beta on both mobile and desktop, according to a press release. (Baseball fans will get a kick out of Boston.com's new error page.) Last year, Globe editor Brian McGrory told Poynter about his plan to "untangle" the company's two websites, saying the difference between them wasn't clear to “many people in this community and people in this newsroom.” Read More
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Boston Globe owner John Henry names himself publisher

Boston Globe 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. Read More