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.

Earlier this month, Henry spoke about his purchase of the Globe in a speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce:

"We are going to be aggressively relevant," he told the gathering of business leaders. "We are going to concentrate on what we are good at and we are going to dispense with things that we aren't that good at."

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  • Sam Kirkland

    Sam Kirkland is Poynter's digital media fellow, focusing on mobile and social media trends. Previously, he worked at the Chicago Sun-Times as a digital editor, where he helped launch digital magazines and ebooks in addition to other web duties.


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