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Globe all in on pot

Globe all in on pot

Paper dedicates real estate, resources to state’s newest industry

IT’S A SMALL THING that few would initially notice but it says something loud. On the Boston Globe’s home page, just below the paper’s logo, is a list of categories like most news sites have to direct readers to sections of interest. There, among Metro, Sports, and Politics, wedged between Lifestyle and Arts, is the(...)

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Endorsement surprises

Yes, it’s a fair question to ask how much influence newspaper endorsements have in an era of declining circulation — or to wonder how much sway they have ever had for that matter. But they’re still an interesting measure of the thinking on important election contests, and Boston’s two daily newspapers offer up some surprises(...)

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Globe and Herald throw endorsement curves

Globe and Herald throw endorsement curves

Globe backs Libertarian for auditor; Herald supports Healey

YES, IT’S A FAIR QUESTION to ask how much influence newspaper endorsements have in an era of declining circulation — or to wonder how much sway they have ever had for that matter. But they’re still an interesting measure of the thinking on important election contests, and Boston’s two daily newspapers offer up some surprises(...)

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Globe on digital-print subscription seesaw

Globe on digital-print subscription seesaw

Online sales growing as print continues its decline

THE BOSTON GLOBE says its online subscription base is growing, but barely enough to offset declines in print sales. Over the last three years, the average number of Sunday print subscribers has declined by 44,466, while the average number of Sunday digital subscriptions has grown by 25,389. Daily print circulation fell by 21,876 over that(...)

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More cuts at the Herald

More cuts at the Herald

Tabloid lays off two photographers, half the sports desk

THE STRUGGLING BOSTON HERALD laid off about 20 more staffers Thursday, including at least two award-winning veteran photographers for a tabloid that thrives on pictures. Longtime photographer Mark Garfinkel posted on social media that he was let go after reporting for work Thursday morning. “Goodbye Boston Herald,” Garfinkel, a photographer at the paper for a(...)

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Spotlight on Spotlight

Spotlight on Spotlight

Boston Globe’s investigative team becoming cultural meme

FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, the Boston Globe’s award-winning Spotlight Team – not the same people, they do change them – has put a spotlight on corruption, scandal, and inequity in the region. From exposing James “Whitey” Bulger as an FBI informant to revealing slothful schedules of Massachusetts judges to uncovering redlining by mortgage companies(...)

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Spotlight on Spotlight

For more than 50 years, the Boston Globe’s award-winning Spotlight Team – not the same people, they do change them – has put a spotlight on corruption, scandal, and inequity in the region. From exposing James “Whitey” Bulger as an FBI informant to revealing slothful schedules of Massachusetts judges to uncovering redlining by mortgage companies(...)

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Disagreeing agreeably

Disagreeing agreeably

Nassour and Mermell talk politics across the partisan divide  

“POLITICS, IDEAS & CIVIC LIFE IN MASSACHUSETTS” has been the tagline describing the focus of CommonWealth’s coverage since the magazine was launched 22 years ago. We didn’t say it explicitly, but the goal also was to promote a civil civic life here. A robust exchange of views and ideas, argued vigorously but respectfully, seemed then(...)

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The Codcast: Disagreeing agreeably

“Politics, Ideas & Civic Life in Massachusetts” has been the tagline describing the focus of CommonWealth’s coverage since the magazine was launched 22 years ago. We didn’t say it explicitly, but the goal also was to promote a civil civic life here. A robust exchange of views and ideas, argued vigorously but respectfully, seemed then(...)

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Boston moves to the Herald?

Boston moves to the Herald?

Tabloid relocating to South Shore

DESPITE ALL THE ANGST over Digital First’s $12 million takeover of the Boston Herald earlier this year, employees are about to see a $3,100 boost in their paychecks. The downside is it is coming by way of eliminating paid parking for the tabloid’s staff when the notoriously cost-conscious media chain moves the paper with a(...)

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