A memo from Globe publisher Steve Ainsley was posted at Romenesko earlier this afternoon. As DQM reported yesterday, the NY Times Co. will be cutting 80 jobs at the New England Media Group, with 60 of these coming at the Globe. 45 of these will be union jobs; no word on how many of them will come from the newsroom.
After Ainsley's memo was sent via email, editor Marty Baron sent out his own email detailing his plans to meet with employees over the next few days.
hears from several sources that the latest round of Boston
Globe buyouts will likely be announced tomorrow. Here are the numbers, based on
multiple conversations and with the caveat that nothing's official yet:
--80 jobs total will be cut at the New England Media Group, which includes the
Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette;
Hey, where did that photo of Barack Obama looking all Somali come from?Matt Drudge, who helpfully disseminated the photo in question, cited "stressed Clinton staffers." Obama campaign manager David Plouffe blamed Hillary Clinton's campaign. Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams didn't deny Plouffe's charge; instead, she issued a statement claiming that the Obama camp's ire evinced A) anti-Somali bias and B) a desire to avoid serious issues and sew discord.
This is very interesting: the Boston Globe--which, as you may have heard, is owned by the New York Times Company--took a pass on running today's controversial Times piece on John McCain. Instead, the Globe printed a similar story that ran in the Washington Post.