January 23, 2007

Boston Globe | Memos | Media Nation | Boston Herald

The Globe, which opened its first foreign bureau in the mid-1970s, is closing its bureaus in Jerusalem, Berlin and Bogota, Colombia. The four reporters in those bureaus will be offered jobs in Boston. Editor Martin Baron tells his staff: “Continuing to bear the expense of our foreign bureaus would have required us to reduce staffing by a dozen or so positions beyond those already announced. We concluded that it would be unwise to meet the newsroom’s financial targets by making additional staff reductions.” || Read Dan Kennedy‘s reaction. || Earlier: I’m not sure that local papers need to cover global events, says Jack Welch, who wants to own the Globe.

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