About that ominous meeting at Morrissey Boulevard I mentioned earlier today? Turns out that, as a commenter suggested, it wasn't that ominous after all.
Before posting earlier today, I'd tried and failed to get comment from a Globe spokesman--but I hadn't contacted Globe editor Marty Baron. Fortunately, Baron weighed in with the following update/correction:
It was a regular monthly department heads meeting. It was not for all employees, but rather for the management employees who typically attend the regular monthly department heads meeting. It was scheduled at 10 a.m., not 10:30. The signs were the usual ones posted for the regular monthly department heads meeting. This was the first department heads meeting at which Chris Mayer presided since he became publisher at the beginning of the year. Nothing unusual transpired.
My apologies to any Globe employees and/or sympathetic fellow journalists who may have been troubled by my earlier report.