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  • Brown Should Seize The Chance To Be A Uniter, Not ‘Mr. 41’

    02/20/2010 2:33:45 PM PST · by moose2004 · 42 replies · 819+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2/20/10 | Globe Editorial
    SCOTT BROWN campaigned for the US Senate as a problem solver who values good ideas more than partisan labels, and he should make good on that vow in the debate over a bill to create jobs. What began as an ambitious package of business tax breaks and other incentives has given way to a timid $15 billion measure that will have only minor effects on unemployment. Brown could end an impasse - and dispel profound mutual distrust between Democrats and Republicans - by signaling a serious commitment to help develop and pass a more ambitious jobs bill.
  • Speak up, Delahunt (Boston Globe wants answers)

    02/20/2010 2:34:52 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 10 replies · 808+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Feb 20 2010 | Adrian Walker
    . . . Delahunt’s people have offered one ridiculous excuse after another for his weeklong silence. The congressman, they have said, is traveling in Israel. He was, but it isn’t as though there are no phones there. He doesn’t remember much, they say. Talk to the Braintree police . . . Look, I’ve known Delahunt for years, and I’m not, at this point, reading too much into his actions. But Bishop’s alleged slayings constitute a huge tragedy, and how they happened is a matter of urgent business. There were not just red flags that she was criminally dangerous; there were...
  • Gay "Marriage" Law Forces D.C. Archdiocese to End Foster Care....

    02/17/2010 1:25:39 PM PST · by TaraP · 12 replies · 720+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Feb 17th, 2010
    WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has been forced to give up the foster care program it ran with the aid of public funds, after repeated warnings that there would be no other choice should the D.C. City Council insist that the archdiocese recognize gay "marriage" partners in its employment practices. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Catholic Charities handed over the foster-care program intact to the National Center for Children and Families on February 1. Catholic Charities, whose foster program included 43 children, 35 families and seven staff, runs more than 20 social...
  • NY Times investigating plagiarism allegations

    02/16/2010 1:35:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 410+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The paper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday that said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations." The Times said Journal editors pointed out similarities between a Journal story from Feb. 5 and Times pieces later that day and on Feb. 6. The Times said a search found other similar examples taken from media outlets like Reuters and...
  • NY Times probes reporter's lifting from other news sources

    02/15/2010 3:14:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 484+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/15/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The New York Times is conducting an investigation after a Wall Street and finance reporter was found to have improperly used wording and passages from other news organizations. Zachery Kouwe, who joined the Times in 2008 from the New York Post, "reused language from The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and other sources without attribution or acknowledgement," the Times said in an editors' note. The Times said Kouwe appeared to have "improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations" in a number of business articles over the past year and in posts on NYTimes.com's DealBook blog....
  • "jbjd" Banned in Boston

    02/03/2010 7:26:57 PM PST · by jbjd · 18 replies · 813+ views
    jbjd ^ | 02.04.10 | jbjd
    I have been posting my thoughts in the comments section to articles appearing in the Boston Globe (on Boston.com) for well over a year and had never been ‘disappeared.’ Until now. Here is the evidence of my omission. (See frame 3 (three).) ...
  • Message received (Ironic prediction about Air America)

    01/22/2010 1:32:06 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies · 915+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/31/05 | Mark Jurkowtiz
    (snip) Slowing down isn't in Air America's plans either. ''In five years we'll be on 600 radio stations," Sinton boasted. ''The brand will be pervasive, and I think it will be a quaint memory when people said, 'Boy, what a stupid idea.' "
  • As Massachusetts Goes, So Could Go Nation

    01/21/2010 9:29:49 AM PST · by truthandlife · 13 replies · 669+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1-21-10 | Joan Vennochi
    A CHARISMATIC Democrat emerges out of nowhere to become chief executive. Democrats rule the House and Senate. They push an unpopular agenda. This is the Massachusetts story behind the stunning story of Scott Brown’s victory, and it is a microcosm of Washington. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick won election by promising hope, change and a different kind of politics. Barack Obama ran on the same promise. Now, President Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are pushing an agenda that infuriates voters. Martha Coakley ran a poor campaign for US Senate. The tepid prosecutor lost her case to a slick politician....
  • Boston Globe Posts Election ‘Results’ Eight Hours Before Polls Close… and Coakley Wins!

    01/19/2010 5:01:31 PM PST · by GVnana · 9 replies · 1,470+ views
    BigJournalism.com ^ | 1/19/2010 | Frank Ross
    Is this the Boston Globe’s “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment? (See Big Journalism’s header, above, for the memorable Chicago Tribune goof.) The Hub’s ultra-liberal broadsheet today “inadvertently” posted an interactive election-results dummy on its website, boston.com — which, amazingly, forecast a Coakley victory. Queried by the Boston Phoenix, the city’s alternative newspaper, a spokesman for the Globe replied: AP was testing an election data feed to its Massachusetts clients. During corresponding tests at our end, the feed of AP’s hypothetical test data was inadvertently posted for a few minutes on a single subsection page within our site. As soon as the...
  • Globe jumps the gun in online map goof

    01/19/2010 12:44:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 1,336+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 19, 2010 | Joe Dwinell
    Not so fast. In a premature online Dewey beats Truman moment, boston.com today posted an online map of Massachusetts voting results declaring Attorney General Martha Coakley the winner of today’s special U.S. Senate election. Whoops.
  • Boston Globe Writer Ignores Mass. Law on When Appointed Senator's Term Ends

    01/18/2010 2:05:57 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies · 1,615+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 18, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Boston Globe writer Lisa Wangsness can't be blamed too much for assuming that appointed senator Paul Kirk's term ends when the winner of tomorrow's election in Massachusetts, Scott Brown (photo) or Martha Coakley, is seated. Wrong. Mass. law is very specific on that term limit as Fred Barnes has noted in the Weekly Standard. The reason why Wangsness can be forgiven for her error is that it is the same assumption made by most of the rest of the mainstream media. Here is the relevant section of her article about the effect of tomorrow's election on the health care bill:...
  • Hard-to-predict independents hold key to election outcome

    01/16/2010 8:27:34 PM PST · by Saije · 11 replies · 787+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/16/2010 | Brian C. Mooney
    Independent voters in Massachusetts are an unpredictable breed and downright ornery when times are bad. On Tuesday, they will determine who will be the state’s next US senator in a race too close to call, capturing the nation’s attention because the fate of a national health care overhaul hangs in the balance. Termed unenrolled voters because they are not affiliated with a party, independents constitute a majority of the registered voters in the state. Republicans, outnumbered by Democrats by more than 3 to 1, need to capture a huge majority of independents and a slice of moderate and conservative Democrats...
  • Reality Intrudes (Great Note From Mark Steyn!)

    01/16/2010 6:50:30 PM PST · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 2,393+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/16/2010 | Mark Steyn
    Reality intrudes... on the Democrat-media bubble. Adam Nagourney in The New York Times: As Mr. Obama prepares to come here on Sunday to campaign for the party’s beleaguered Senate candidate, Martha Coakley, Democrats across the country are starting to wonder aloud if they misjudged the electorate over the last year, with profound ramifications for the midterm elections this year and, potentially, for Mr. Obama’s presidency. Pity the poor Democrats. It's so easy to "misjudge" when you read The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
  • Shocker: Boston Globe misrepresents Brown statement on Tea Parties

    01/14/2010 10:57:03 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 1,085+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12:55 pm on January 14, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Give Greg Sargent credit over at the Plum Line blog for a good catch here.  Read the following exchange, for which Sargent will have audio shortly, and see what it means to you: QUESTION: “Scott, what do you think about the Tea Party movement and what they are trying to do?”SCOTT BROWN: “I am not quite sure what you are talking about, what are they trying to do?”QUESTION: “The anti-smaller government, sort of anti-establishment organization that is trying to take over the country.”SCOTT BROWN: “Taking over the country. I think that is a little bit of an exaggeration.”QUESTION: “Well, they...
  • Brown Framed?

    01/14/2010 11:12:39 AM PST · by freespirited · 14 replies · 1,544+ views
    TPM ^ | 01/14/10 | Josh Marshall
    Sheesh, what has the world come to if you can't trust the Boston Globe? Over the last day or so, we've been reporting how Mass GOP senate candidate Scott Brown said he was unfamiliar with the "Tea Party Movement", notwithstanding their campaigning for him and now lots of photos and video of his addressing Tea Party events. But it seems like the original report in the Boston Globe was just wrong, or at least way overwritten. The Brown campaign has now provided us with the audio of the exchange the report was based on. And as is often the case,...
  • Reporter takes stumble chasing Mass. candidate [Boston Globe Spins to Protect Coakley]

    01/13/2010 8:50:35 AM PST · by freespirited · 65 replies · 2,844+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 01/13/10
    A reporter trying to question Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley was involved in a scuffle with one of her aides. John McCormack of the Weekly Standard fell Tuesday night as he tried to speak with the Democrat while simultaneously videotaping her and trying to pass a metal grate on a Washington sidewalk. Photos and video of the incident show Coakley aide Michael Meehan trying to help McCormack up. A scuffle broke out as Meehan tried to block McCormack and determine if he was an operative of a rival campaign. Coakley is seen ignoring McCormack. The trip prompted criticism, since Coakley...
  • Boston Globe "Globie" Poll: The Worst-Kept Secret In Town

    01/10/2010 11:01:41 AM PST · by Dayvester · 18 replies · 1,689+ views
    Save WRKO ^ | January 10th | Brian Maloney
    Showing a 15-point lead for Democrat Martha Coakley, a Globie poll that had become the worst-kept secret in town was finally published in today’s paper. Once again, UNH was its partner. While other surveys showing a horse race with Republican Scott Brown could prove optimistic, we know The Globies can’t be trusted and are up to their usual tricks...
  • A career and a movement, summed up in one word

    12/25/2009 9:48:35 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 1,088+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 25, 2009 | Ellen Goodman
    IT IS ONE OF those moments when I feel like a time traveler. I look out the airplane window and watch a young woman on the tarmac directing our jet to its gate. As she waves the signals, I fall into a silent, familiar reverie: “I remember when.’’ What I remember, of course, is a time when no woman would have been hired for this “man’s job.’’ What I remember is when my generation opened the door for hers. If I talked to her about the old days, I wonder, would she listen as politely as if I were talking...
  • Even Boston Globe Unable to Spin Coakley Health Care Flip-Flop Hypocrisy

    12/21/2009 7:22:18 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies · 569+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 21, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    It seems that the flat out health care flip-flop performed recently by Massachusetts Democrat candidate for the U.S. Senate was too hypocritically self serving for even the very liberal Boston Globe to spin in a way to make her look good. Either it was that or the fact that that they aren't worried about how such a story would affect Coakley's chances in the special election on January 19 since it is widely assumed that a win in the Democrat primary leads automatically to a coronation in the general election in that liberal state. Whatever the case, Boston Globe writer...
  • Boston Globe Columnist Declares MA Senate Seat 'Winner' a Month Before Actual Election

    12/09/2009 6:59:02 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies · 869+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 9, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Congratulations Massachussets! You have just chosen the person last night who will succeed the late Ted Kennedy in his senate seat. The Boston Globe's Derrick Z. Jackson declared the winner a week ago on December 3 in this story, Coakley gets the keys to the Senate: MARTHA COAKLEY will be the state’s next US senator. Michael Capuano handed her the keys to the late Ted Kennedy’s office by getting caught up in one last dumb shouting match with the sure loser in the race, Stephen Pagliuca. One can only imagine the smile inside Coakley’s head as Capuano and Pagliuca descended...
  • Times Co. Will Hold On to Boston Globe

    10/14/2009 7:50:51 PM PDT · by james500 · 13 replies · 1,062+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/14/2009 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    After months of hunting for a buyer, The New York Times Company said on Wednesday that it had decided not to sell The Boston Globe, the newspaper it threatened last spring to close because of mounting losses. The Globe did not draw high bids, and the company chairman, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., said last month that the paper’s finances had improved enough that the company no longer believed it had to sell if the offers were not attractive enough. Executives said this year that the paper was on track to lose $85 million in 2009, before making painful cost cuts that...
  • Behind a billionaire’s interest in the Globe(Dinosaur Media Deathwatch)

    08/08/2009 4:16:31 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 5 replies · 664+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 8/8/09 | Beth Healy and Casey Ross
    ....Platinum has replaced or laid off six of the Union-Tribune’s top eight managers since taking over, and it cut 18 percent, or 192 people, of the staff three days after the deal was completed. It has also hired consultants to monitor the productivity of reporters and editors and is looking to rent out the top two floors of the newspaper’s headquarters.
  • Globe says readers to pay for Web site

    08/07/2009 12:43:31 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies · 856+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/06/09 | Christine McConville
    The Boston Globe will soon begin charging for its Web site, publisher P. Steven Ainsley told the paper’s union bosses yesterday as the Globe’s parent New York Times [NYT] Co. confirmed in a regulatory filing that the money-losing Hub broadsheet is for sale. News of the Globe’s intention to charge for Boston.com came a day after News Corp. [NWS] Chairman Rupert Murdoch announced his company would start charging for content at all of its news Web sites, including the New York Post, The Times of London and The Sun, a popular British tabloid. News Corp. already charges for some access...
  • Boston Globe Scrubs Henry Louis Gates Arrest Report From Website (Update--Redacted Report Posted)

    07/24/2009 6:35:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies · 1,167+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 24, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    (UPDATE: The Boston Globe has now posted what it calls a redacted revised docket although it is described as a "police report" on its site. And redacted it certainly is since it has redacted out almost the entire narrative section of the original report. To read the full highly revealing narrative, check out the original police report.)
  • Boston Globe Scrubs Henry Louis Gates Arrest Report From Website

    07/23/2009 4:49:28 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 71 replies · 4,652+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 23, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    A little tip for anyone who gets stopped by a police officer for a possible traffic violation. Be polite. Very polite. Even if you think you were wrongly stopped, do not under any circumstances start yelling at the police officer. Follow this advice and your chances of being given a traffic ticket, instead of just a warning, go way down. The same applies for any encounter with a police officer because the surest way to get yourself arrested is to act act arrogantly and aggressively when questioned. Whatever you do, do not act like the arrestee in the Henry Louis...
  • Deadline for Boston Globe bids postponed

    07/07/2009 11:06:58 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 7 replies · 298+ views
    BOSTON — The Boston Globe’s owners have postponed a deadline for potential buyers of the newspaper to submit their initial bids. The New York Times [NYT] Co., which owns the Globe, had set a Wednesday deadline for nonbinding bids. But the Globe reports Tuesday that Goldman Sachs & Co., the investment banking firm hired to manage the sale, has told interested parties they will be given more time to prepare offers for the Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
  • Two suitors for (Boston) Globe join forces to submit bid (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/03/2009 4:09:36 AM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 711+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | July 3, 2009 | Robert Weisman and Beth Healy
    Former advertising executive Jack Connors and private equity investor Stephen Pagliuca have joined forces to prepare for a potential bid to buy The Boston Globe, according to people briefed on the sales process. This week the two got approval from the Globe’s owner, The New York Times Co., to team up for a potential bid, the sources said. Connors and Pagliuca had been weighing separate bids for New England’s largest daily. Nondisclosure agreements had stipulated bidders could not work together, but the two sought permission to collaborate. As that team and at least one rival local group craft preliminary bids,...
  • Boston Globe, Guild Talks to Resume Next Week, No Agreement Yet (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/17/2009 3:35:56 AM PDT · by abb · 9 replies · 633+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | June 17, 2009 | Julie Moos
    Talks between the Boston Globe's largest union and management wrapped up around 4 a.m. today, after two marathon sessions in two days failed to resolve disagreement over how to achieve $10 million in cuts. Globe spokesman Robert Powers said that talks are tentatively scheduled to resume next Monday. Boston Newspaper Guild president Dan Totten released a statement early Wednesday saying, "We are optimistic about the prospects for reaching an agreement after our most recent talks with the Company. The discussions will continue today." The two sides are scheduled to talk informally by phone today, with formal negotiations resuming next week....
  • The Globe for just $1? Somebody Pinch me

    06/16/2009 12:46:30 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 21 replies · 1,398+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 06/16/09 | Howie Carr
    So now The New York Times is quoting “experts” saying the Boston Globe may only be worth one dollar - a buck! Eight bits! OK, here goes. I’ve got a hunch, I’m gonna bet a bunch. Pinch Sulzberger, if you’re listening, I am going to offer you a premium for your dreadful sheet - two bucks. I will take the entire rag off your hands - even the weekly editorial about how wonderful Barney Frank is. Terms: cash. I just counted out eight quarters from the change cup in my car. That’s my last best offer. I still have three...
  • If The Globe Were Sold, What Price? (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/15/2009 4:57:13 PM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 883+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 14, 2009 | David Carr
    Not that long ago, owning a metropolitan newspaper guaranteed a seat at the civic table, immediate respectability and, given that many papers were near-monopolies, a press practically capable of printing money. Now it seems that the dollar that buys you a copy on a newsstand may buy you the whole organization behind it. And it doesn’t help that the last three big sales involving metropolitan newspapers — the Tribune Company, the Philadelphia papers and The Star-Tribune in Minneapolis — all ended in bankruptcy. It appears that The Boston Globe may be put in play by its owner, The New York...
  • Boston Globe, union to meet (with NLRB) on 23 percent pay cut

    06/14/2009 2:40:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies · 682+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | June 14, 2009
    The Boston Newspaper Guild will meet with managers at The Boston Globe and the National Labor Relations Board this week as it tries to block a 23 percent pay cut imposed by the newspaper’s parent company. The cut imposed by the New York Times [NYT] Co. came after the Guild narrowly rejected a new contract with $10 million in annual wage and benefit concessions. The Times Co. says it needed $20 million in annual savings from Globe unions to keep the paper open. After the cut was announced, the Guild filed an unfair labor complaint with the labor board, which...
  • One girl's hope, a nation's dilemma(Boston Globe promoting socialized medicine)

    06/14/2009 2:48:23 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 12 replies · 857+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 14, 2009 | Stephen Heuser
    BARRANCA DE PUNTARENAS, Costa Rica - At the time, he had no way to know it would trigger a high-stakes controversy that reached all the way to Boston, but Jose Antonio Gonzalez remembers clearly the day he first heard that there might be a drug to help his little daughter.
  • An Instructive Episode at What Remains of the Boston Globe

    06/12/2009 11:54:15 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies · 1,315+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 12, 2009 | Tm Blumer
    Some of us have speculated that many newsrooms in America are so hell-bent on maintaining their supposedly hallowed positions -- and that by their way of "thinking" they are exempt from the normal laws of economics -- that they will have be dragged kicking and screaming from their keyboards when the repo men come around to turn out the lights. This week's events at the Boston Globe give validity to that theory. Let's take it on faith that the Globe, the onetime New England jewel of the New York Times, really has been losing money at the rate of...
  • Potential Globe buyers emerge (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/12/2009 5:11:46 AM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 768+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | June 12, 2009 | Keith O'Brien and Beth Healy
    Three Boston businessmen - a Boston Celtics owner, a former advertising mogul, and a member of the family that ran the Globe for generations - have emerged as prominent potential buyers of the Globe, according to people knowledgeable about their interest in the city's leading daily. Actively mulling bids for the newspaper, according to these people, are Stephen Pagliuca, a private equity executive and Celtics co-owner; Jack Connors, cofounder of a major advertising firm and chairman of Partners HealthCare; and Stephen Taylor, a former Globe executive and member of the family that sold the Globe to the New York Times...
  • Suicide at The (Boston) Globe (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/11/2009 4:52:45 AM PDT · by abb · 36 replies · 1,145+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 10, 2009 | Alex S. Jones
    Boston Globe employees, in rejecting contract concessions, let anger trump self-interest. Now, says Alex S. Jones, a longtime observer of The New York Times Company, their future looks even dimmer. The Boston Globe Newspaper Guild’s narrow defeat of the New York Times Company’s demands for contract concessions has almost certainly made it less likely that the paper can be sold. This is a bitter irony, as many of those casting "no" votes presumably want a sale to happen. The Globe reports that The Times has put the paper up for sale and hired Goldman Sachs to manage the process. But...
  • NY Times Co. seeks Globe bids (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/10/2009 6:02:19 AM PDT · by abb · 39 replies · 711+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | June 10, 2009 | Keith O'Brien
    The New York Times Co. has hired an investment bank to manage the possible sale of The Boston Globe, and the company plans to request bids for Boston's major daily in the next couple of weeks, according to two people who say they may make offers on the newspaper. The Times Co., which has declined to comment in recent months on whether it is selling the Globe, has hired Goldman Sachs, the same Wall Street investment bank the Times Co. has hired to sell its 17.5 percent stake in the Boston Red Sox, the potential bidders say. In recent weeks,...
  • Globe staffers' letter to the NY Times Co. chairman (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/09/2009 1:29:05 PM PDT · by abb · 31 replies · 866+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | June 9, 2009 | Jim Romenesko
    Boston Globe staffers' letter to Arthur Sulzberger Jr.; send on June 9 Dear Mr. Sulzberger, We have long admired your commitment to producing the world’s best journalism. We know, as a former reporter, that you appreciate the work we do and how we have continued to publish hard-hitting, thoughtful papers throughout these hard times. Despite all the rhetoric of the last few weeks, we believe you want to do the right thing – that, at bottom, you’re a mensch. We’re all too aware of the awful economic climate and the precipitous challenges to the newspaper industry. Most of us went...
  • N.Y. Times will be tempted to shut Boston Globe - analyst (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/09/2009 9:41:13 AM PDT · by abb · 23 replies · 841+ views
    Marketwatch.com ^ | June 9, 2009 | David B. Wilkerson
    Now that the largest union representing employees of the Boston Globe has rejected management's final contract offer, observers wonder if the parent New York Times Co. will make good on its threat to shut down the 137-year-old Globe. "It's clear the Times doesn't want to go that route," said Ed Atorino, newspaper analyst at Benchmark & Co. But if the Globe is on a pace to lose $85 million in 2009, as has been reported, it will be tempting, he said. "They would substantially cut their losses by shutting it down. Now, there may be major costs related to shutting...
  • Boston Globe union rejects contract offer

    06/09/2009 3:26:32 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 21 replies · 1,211+ views
    WSJ ^ | 8 June 09 | David B. Wilkerson
    CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- The largest union representing employees of the Boston Globe narrowly rejected management's final contract offer Monday, possibly setting the stage for the closure of the embattled newspaper. Parent New York Times Co. /quotes/comstock/13*!nyt/quotes/nls/nyt (NYT 6.34, -0.15, -2.31%) threatened earlier this year to shut down the Globe unless it could get $20 million in concessions from the paper's unions. Last month, the Boston Newspaper Guild and the Globe had reached a tentative deal that on a proposal that included a substantial pay cut, unpaid furloughs, and modifications to the lifetime job guarantee provisions that protect almost 200 employees....
  • Times makes Guild pay

    06/08/2009 8:28:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 607+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | June 8, 2009 | Jessica Heslam and Christine McConville
    The Boston Globe’s corporate masters in New York plan to make good on their threat to whack members of the newspaper’s biggest union with a 23 percent pay cut next week after the Boston Newspaper Guild rejected the company’s demands. By a close 277-265 vote, Guild members tonight refused to bow to contract concessions and dared management to impose the 23-percent pay cut or even shutter the struggling broadsheet.
  • Globe Guild rejects contract proposal, 277-265

    06/08/2009 7:40:32 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 16 replies · 685+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/8/09 | Jessica Heslam and Christine McConville
    The Boston Globe’s biggest union last night refused to bow to contract concessions demanded by its New York corporate masters in a high-risk slap that dares management to make good on threats to impose a 23-percent pay cut or even shutter the struggling broadsheet. It was a close vote but the Boston Newspaper Guild rejected the company’s contract proposal by a vote of 277-265. Guild members dared management to impose a draconian 23 percent pay cut rather than accepting the company’s 8.4 percent salary cut and drastically reduced benefits.
  • After Months of Tension, (Boston) Globe Votes on Cuts

    06/08/2009 11:09:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies · 487+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 7, 2009 | Richard Perez-Pena
    Months of labor acrimony at The Boston Globe will come to a head on Monday, when members of the newspaper’s largest union are to vote on deep cuts in wages, benefits and job security, amid growing signs that they could well reject the deal. The paper has said that if employees reject the package, it will cut their pay 23 percent. The union, the Boston Newspaper Guild, has vowed to challenge a unilateral reduction with federal regulators — though it may not be able to block one from taking effect — raising the prospect of continued conflict with The Globe’s...
  • Globe's largest union rejects concessions(Bye bye Boston Globe)

    06/08/2009 6:45:25 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 53 replies · 3,079+ views
    boston.com ^ | 6/8/09 | unknown
    The Boston Globe's largest union tonight narrowly rejected $10 million in wage and benefit cuts, and the paper's owner prepared to quickly impose a 23 percent pay cut on the union's members. Such a move by the New York Times Co., will almost certainly move the bitter contract dispute from the bargaining table to the National Labor Relations Board and federal courts. The Boston Newspaper Guild, which represents more than 600 editorial, advertising and business office workers, has said it would challenge such a move and seek a court order known as an injunction to block the Times Co. from...
  • Boston Newspaper Guild members reject cuts (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/08/2009 6:36:29 PM PDT · by abb · 55 replies · 2,586+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | June 8, 2009 | Staff
    The vote was 277 "no" to 265 "yes."
  • Boston Globe Guild President Signals 'No' Vote (Hari kiri imminent - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/03/2009 2:26:59 PM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 2,006+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | June 3, 2009 | Steve Meyers
    Five days before the Boston Newspaper Guild votes on a new contract that would cut members' pay and benefits at The Boston Globe, the head of the union posted a letter criticizing The New York Times Co. for "wretched" management decisions and "its unwillingness to share the pain of overcoming this crisis." "That's incredible," said Gary Chaison, a professor of labor relations at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. "He's painting acceptance of the agreement almost as a surrender. ... By not endorsing it and painting it in such a negative light, he's asking them to turn it down." Chaison said...
  • The Corrupt Midget and I stand tall vs. the Globe

    05/19/2009 11:26:58 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies · 1,121+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 05/20/09 | Howie Carr
    Finally, after all these years, Billy Bulger and I are on the same side of an issue. We are both rooting for the Globe to fold. Stipulated, your Honor, that the Corrupt Midget continues to grab that $200,000-a-year state pension. He’s still got his spalpeens at the public trough, including at least one double dipper. Makes ya wanna throw up on TV, as Dapper O’Neil used to say. Yes, Bulger is the generalissimo of the Forgotten but Not Gone Brigade. He’s made disparaging remarks about this paper, too. How can we miss him when he won’t go away? Still, the...
  • Figuring out the Globe's new price structure ($637 per year?)

    05/17/2009 8:06:55 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 394+ views
    Media Nation Blog ^ | 05/15/09 | Dan Kennedy
    I'm not going to complain about the latest price increases announced by the Boston Globe, since I'm on the record as believing that newspapers can and should charge a lot more for their print editions. But does it have to be so confusing? (snip) Over at the Boston Phoenix, Adam Reilly, ponders moving to online-only, and asks whether his readers will pay the higher price. My answer: I couldn't rely solely on Boston.com, the Globe's free Web site, because its ad servers are miserably slow. It's fine for reading a few stories, but not the whole paper. (snip) In such...
  • The Newspaper that Fired Its Readers

    05/16/2009 2:52:51 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 25 replies · 1,464+ views
    Economic Principals ^ | May 3, 2009 | David Warsh
    A newspaper’s authority derives ultimately from its prosperity.  So it was more bad news last week that among the 25 largest US newspapers, only The Wall Street Journal managed to eke out a small gain in circulation during the six months of the financial crisis. The general gloom, however, may be somewhat overstated. A hot-potato game has characterized the industry over the last twenty years, the astute and the distressed unloading on the innocent and reckless. As a result, many important newspapers – in Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Boston – are in the hands of owners ill-equipped to manage them....
  • Even the Globe can’t ignore these hack-tics

    05/14/2009 11:06:12 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 852+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 05/15/09 | Howie Carr
    What state budget crisis? Here is a very partial list of some of the hacks who, in the midst of the alleged fiscal “meltdown,” have filed bills to move themselves into more lucrative state-pension classifications: Parking-meter supervisors, senior parking-meter supervisors, clerk/magistrates (who make $110,220 a year), assistant clerk magistrates, recorders, registrars, bridge operators, radio maintenance techs, supervising tree surgeons, tree climbers, municipal fire chemists . . . you get the idea. The average public employee already makes 46 percent more in salary and benefits than the typical private-sector worker. But it’s not enough. They want more . . . More...
  • Globe haters rejoice! The end is near

    05/09/2009 9:06:26 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies · 1,548+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 05/10/09 | Howie Carr
    Implosion on Morrissey Boulevard It’s every moonbat for himself now at the Globe. May the best trust fund win. Jan. 1 will be D-Day - D as in deadwood. Assuming the effete Globe union OKs the new pact - and what choice do they have? -New Year’s is when the suits can start whacking useless overfed zombies like Dan Totten, the guys with the “lifetime” guarantees. The bow-tied bumkissers are throwing a hissy fit. Why, these givebacks are “draconian” (a true Globe word). The Times wants everyone to work . . . 40 hours a week! The publisher, who was...