Tagged: New York Times

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. […]

Globe union and the NLRB

The Boston Globe’s largest union is to meet today with the National Labor Relations Board for the first time since rejecting a cost-cutting contract offer from parent the parent  New York Times Company.  Meantime, the Boston Newspaper Guild continues talks with Globe management about a new concession package.  College of Communication journalism Professor Christopher Daly, […]

Last gasp for Globe union?

Boston Globe management meets today with the paper’s largest union, which wants to suggest some cost-cutting moves the union can support after rejecting the paper’s contract offer last week.  College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler, a Pulitzer-winning former executive editor of the Miami Herald, can offer some insight into the Globe’s future. Contact Tom Fiedler, […]

As the Globe turns

Names of potential buyers for the beleaguered Boston Globe are emerging  as the paper’s largest union continues to fight parent company New York Times over a rejected contract offer.  College of Communication Professor Lou Ureneck, the Journalism Department Chairman and a former deputy editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, can discuss this ongoing industry drama. Contact Lou Ureneck, […]

Times shopping Globe

Souces say The New York Times will request bids for the Boston Globe and has hired an investment bank to handle a possible sale, now that the Globe’s unions have all voted on cost-cutting contract offers.  College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler, a former Miami Herald executive editor, says the cuts made by the Times […]

Boston Globe showdown

With the Boston Globe’s largest union rejecting the parent company New York Times’ latest cost-cutting contract, the union now could go to National Labor Relation s Board and federal court to block a Times-imposed 23-percent across-the-board pay cut.  College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler, a Pulitizer-winning former executive editor of the Miami Herald, can discuss the road […]

D-Day at Boston Globe

Amid talk that it may be rejected, the Boston Globe’s largest union votes today on a wage-cutting contract proposal from the parent New York Times Company.  College of Communication Professor Christopher Daly, an authority on American journalism history, can put the vote in context. Contact Chrisopher Daly, 617-353-4295, cdaly@bu.edu

Reports: Geffen trying to buy New York Times

Sources report that media mogul David Geffen is trying to buy a stake in the financially troubled New York Times.  College of Communication journalism Professor Christopher Daly, who is writing a book on the struggles of newspapers to remain financially viable, is available to put the Geffen move in context. Contact Christropher Daly, 617-353-4295, cdaly@bu.edu

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 […]