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Former Boston Globe Chief Operating Officer Sean Keohan is suing the Globe and owner John Henry over the way he was terminated in 2017, saying he was denied a severance package he should have gotten. Read more.
Yeah, yeah, the car section of the Sunday Globe is all ads and ad-related filler material, so maybe we shouldn't blame the newsroom for this review (published on paper today, but online last month), but still:
The Lowell Sun reports Herald Editor in Chief Joe Sciacca is now regional editor in chief for a bunch of papers Digital First Media has picked up in New England and upstate New York. His purview will continue to include the shrunken Herald. Read more.
After shrinking the print business section to a couple pages in the Metro section (and, what, no more bird report?!?), the Globe today announced it's starting an online mini-site to cover marijuana in New England, staffed by two full-time reporters, a producer and, of course, an editor.
The site is, at least so far, imaginatively called Marijuana.
Alex Kingsbury, formerly deputy Ideas editor at the Globe, is joining the New York Times as a senior staff editor for the editorial board, where he will write editorials, work on efforts similar to the Globe's national "the press is not the enemy effort" and will also help with the Times's technology coverage.
An Encino, CA man was arrested today on charges he called the Boston Globe more than a dozen times threatening to kill its workers - including one call in which he allegedly threatened to shoot employees in the head at 4 p.m. on the day it published a pro-newspaper editorial. Read more.