Tagged: New York Times

The Power of Narrative: The Rebirth of Storytelling

This weekend, Pulitzer Prize winners and best-selling authors will convene here at BU for the Journalism Department‘s annual conference, The Power of Narrative: The Rebirth of Storytelling. There, some of the nation’s most celebrated writers will discuss the art and future of narrative nonfiction. 2011 speakers include: Jill Abramson, Managing Editor, The New York Times Kate Medina, […]

Isabel Wilkerson discusses “The Warmth of Other Suns” today

COM will host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, noted author and BU Visiting Professor of Journalism Isabel Wilkerson to discuss her latest book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration today at 4:30 PM at the Photonics Center.  The event will be moderated by John Stauffer, Chairman of the American Civilization Program […]

WikiLeaks and classified information

The massive unauthorized leak by WikiLeaks to three newspapers, including The New York Times, of 91,000 classified documents related to the war in Afghanistan may cause a reassessment of the war effort by the Obama administration.  It already has shown how times have changed in the Internet age since the leak of the Pentagon Papers by government insider […]

Secret U.S. military ops in MidEast

The New York Times reports that Gen. David Patraeus, the top American commander in the Middle East, has ordered a broad expansion of clandestine military activity across the region in an effort to disrupt militant groups or counter threats.  International Relations Professor Joseph Wippl, director of the BU Center for International Relations and a 30-year […]

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 […]

NYT earnings good industry sign

Despite plunging ad revenue, The New York Times Company reports a surprising 85-percent increase in 2Q profits.  Professor Lou Ureneck, the Journalism Department chair and former Philadelphia Inquirer deputy editor, says the numbers bode well for an industry recovery. “It’s too early to end the alarm over newspaper earnings, but it seems to indicate that […]

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 […]