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Globe loses two veteran reporters to the Times

The New York Times reports its hiring three reporters - two currently at the Globe, one formerly there - to staff a new "after hours" news desk. Leaving Boston are Maria Cramer and Michael Levenson, part of the Globe team that won a Pulitzer for coverage of the Marathon bombing. Also joining the new team will be Johnny Diaz, who had previously left the Globe for the Miami Herald.

Via Dan Kennedy.

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remember all those green trucks?

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Cullen, the storyteller, or better yet Leung. Either way Globe is still a lot better than the Herald. Cullen stories you just think of Barnicle.

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Maria Cramer covered and wrote about Organize crime for the Boston Globe

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Organized crime is now covered by the city affairs desk.

ZING!

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Medium term even papers like the Globe are probably goners. Times, Wapo, WSJ and a few others probably survive.

Maybe if the Globe tacked to the center instead of being a liberal echo chamber it would help, but even that probably only postpones the inevitable.

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While the Globe may or may not be a goner, this movement of reporters from the Globe to the Times is the type of career advancement that has been going on for decades. It's a promotion, JD, so you can stop comparing accomplished reporters to rats, even if they don't have the right-wing bias you so clearly desire.

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Right wing bias? Not interested.

You are so far left you think JBJ playing center is somewhere near the Pesky pole and Mookie Betts is eating popcorn in the grandstand.

Promotion? Maybe. But the Globe is a shadow of its former self, reduced to being a cheerleader for Elizabeth Warren, covering up what really happened to Papi in the DR and regurgitating press releases from City Hall verbatim.

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As I mentioned yesterday, the Herald is selling about 34,000 printed copies a day. The Globe is selling about 100,000 printed copies plus 151,000 digital subscriptions, so it’s one of the most successful regional papers in the country, and the growing digital base will probably keep them alive longer than you or me.

Hopefully we will outlive the Herald.

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No one cares though.

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I'm sure it was covered in their union newsletter.

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Just hasn’t been the same since the building went bust.

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it's and its are nearly interchangeable:

The New York Times reports its hiring three reporters

Alas, for its to be correct, an of needs to follow hiring.

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Word is that there are a few looking for work right now.

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AI can do that job for less.

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While I expect the Globe to outlast the perennially underfunded Herald and I don't dispute the subscription numbers posted above, I wonder how many "paid" Globe on-line subscriptions are of the $1 for 6 months variety, like mine? I can't be sure if that offer was only extended to those of us who canceled on the day of the fake anti-Trump front page or if everyone got the deal. It's hard to value the significance of "paid" subscriptions if the price is meaningless.

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You pay for the Globe? Even a dollar? I though they killed your brother or something.

And the Herald isn't underfunded, although I give you credit for trying to think of a reason why they've been shrinking for the past 20 years which isn't related to their content.

The Globe and Herald were once similar in size of reporters and readership. But the Herald foolishly suck with a tabloid format and hunkered down on commentary that reflected a Boston of the 1970s. It's no surprise they've failed where the Globe survived.

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Yes, it was painful to part with the $1, not for the money but to be counted as a success story in the Globe's "paid subscription" department. As for underfunded, if the Herald had an elderly billionaire like looking to buy a newspaper toy for his young wife, the Herald would be in a slightly more secure footing. Even with John Henry, the Globe has sold off it's only major asset, the property on Morrissey Boulevard. Once Linda gets bored with it, it's gone. Once Howie Carr gets bored with the Herald, they're gone too. It's a race to lights out. A matter of months, not years, for many print editions at this point.

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Maria Cramer was part of the negotiating team of the Boston Newspaper Guild in their contract discussions with the Globe. I wonder if this is a factor in her decision. Nevertheless, a big loss.

https://dankennedy.net/2019/08/06/newspaper-guild-charges-boston-globe-m...

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A regular fixture at my trivia back in the day. One of my smartest and coolest fans.

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