Globe on midnight deadline

With the Boston Globe on a midnight cost-cutting deadline ultimatum from its parent New York Times to stay alive, College of Communication Associate Dean Tobe Berkovitz reflects on the big picture.

“It’s down to the wire in the battle of the Boston Globe and New York Times. Media coverage of the story is a throw back to the days when you had to read the back page of Pravda to figure out what was going on.

“The Times remains mum (a good strategy), the Globe provides minimal and judicious reporting (no investigative teams digging up the facts here) and the Guild tries to keep the infighting inside the union office. The bottom line is the bottom line of the finances of the New York Times.

“The Grey Lady (a.k.a. the paper of record) is not going to let the Boston Globe sink the mothership.”

Contact Tobe Berkovitz, 617-353-3447,

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