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A makeover at the Boston Globe

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by jr/shotglass, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    He could have cut down that 1,000-word memo to one sentence

    "We're making a bunch of changes and a lot of people will be losing their jobs."

    Short, simple and to the point.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I wish Baron would have written them a letter in 1998 about how to make money on the Internet.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Forget '98. 2004 would have been plenty of time.
  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    The thing is they're doing okay with web subs -- they're the top outlet in the country outside the three national brands in terms of subscribers, and they've succeeded in extracting a fair amount of revenue from those folk ($30/month).

    And here I thought the whole point of private ownership was to avoid cuts such as these. They're about to sell off a massive piece of land (one of the biggest freestanding parcels left in Boston proper) that's worth close to what John Henry paid for the paper, and their in-house printing operation dominates the market and still makes money. Clearly Jeff Bezos >> John Henry at this ownership thing.
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