Tagged: Boston Globe

BU’s class of 1970 gets what they’ve long deserved, a graduation ceremony!

1970 was a year that saw the Beatles break up, the first Earth Day celebrated in the U.S., and All My Children hit the ABC airwaves.  Born in 1970 were Actor Matt Damon and figure skating sweetheart Tonya Harding, while rock legends Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix joined the 27 Club.  However, 1970 was also […]

Times keeps Globe

After months of forcing cutbacks and considering bids, The New York Times Company decided to keep the Boston Globe after all.  College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler, a Pulitzer-winning former Miami Herald executive editor, says the key reasons were the “stunningly low” offers and the new optimism about the Globe’s prospects. “Add to that significant […]

Boston Globe bidding deadline

With the bidding deadline for the Boston Globe here, some question if the two potential buyers – the California investment firm Platinum Equity, and the Taylor family – can handle the reported $115 milion in pension liabilities.  Journalism Professor Fred Bayles, a former AP and USA Today reporter and long-time Globe watcher, says this all reflects […]

Boston Globe sale update

While the New York Times has finally confirmed the Boston Globe is for sale, Times executives now say they’re in no hurry to sell now that the Globe‘s finances have improved with big union give-backs.  Meantime, the Globe says it soon will charge money to see its Website, Boston.com, and a third bidder for the Globe itself […]

WBUR, the Globe, NECN and WGBH join forces to present mayoral debate

WBUR, the Boston Globe, NECN and WGBH-TV announced today that they have joined forces to present a Boston mayoral debate live from Kennedy Library on Monday, October 19 from 7-8 p.m. The debate between the final two mayoral candidates airs on WBUR, 90.9 FM, Boston’s NPR news station, NECN and WGBH’s “Greater Boston,” and will […]

What next at the Globe?

With the Boston Globe‘s largest union finally okaying a contract with $10 million in concessions, all eyes are on its owner, The New York Times, to see if it will sell New England’s largest newspaper.  Professor Lou Ureneck, the BU Journalism Department chair and an authority on the business of newspapers, can offer some informed speculation. […]

Boston Globe union vote

The Boston Globe’s largest union, the Boston Newspaper Guild, votes Monday on the latest contract proposal from the parent company New York Times, with a total of $10 million in savings on the line.  Pulitzer-winning College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler, a former Miami Herald executive editor, can discuss what’s at stake. Contact Tom Fiedler, […]

The Globe turns a corner

The Boston Newspaper Guild has reportedly reached a tentative agreement with Boston Globe management on a contract that cuts pay 6 percent and eliminates lifetime job guarantees.  With parent company New York Times still shopping the Globe, the Guild has set a contract ratification date of July 20.  College of Communication Associate Dean Tobe Berkovitz […]

On the Globe watch

The Boston Globe‘s largest union meets again on Monday with management to talk about a new contract with the parent company The New York Times.  The union also has set July 20th  for a contract ratification vote, though there’s no contract yet to ratify.  College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler, a Pulitzer-winning former executive editor of […]

Globe, union talks still on

Boston Globe management and the paper’s largest union are still talking.  Face-to-face talks overnight ended without a contract resolution, but will resume Monday.  College of Communication Journalism Department Chairman Lou Ureneck, a former deputy editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer and authority on the business of newspapers, can offer perspective on where the talks may head. […]