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    The Boston Globe's major overhaul is underway

    Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory on Wednesday afternoon detailed the finer points of a massive reorganization aimed at reinventing the newspaper for the digital age.

    After months of consultation with staff members throughout the newsroom, McGrory outlined 10 big changes that are coming to The Globe in the coming months. Among them: a complete overhaul of the newsroom's beat structure, the creation of a breaking news "express desk," the debut of a print-focused desk and the launch of a new audience development team.

  • Storytelling

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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 think there is an addiction to college football. Every July, I used to get emails saying, ‘I can’t wait for the season to start.’ ‘I need my fix now.’”

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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 Wall Street Journal, which has one of the industry's "hardest" paywalls, also offered its coverage for free on election night.

  • Business

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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 memo to staffers. It did not specify how many employees Boston.com was aiming to cut.

  • Business

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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:

  • Storytelling

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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 Sunday edition of the Globe that combines a mix of reporting and commentary on major intellectual trends.

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    Spotlight: Why it works and how it matters

    spotlight-one-sheetThe 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.

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