If I were a betting man, I'd say the next editor of the Boston
Globe will be either Managing Editor Caleb Solomon, the newsroom's current
number two; or former Globe Washington Bureau chief and Pulitzer Prize winner,
David Shribman, who now helms the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
No one but a handful of executives at the New York Times, which
owns the Globe, and Globe publisher Christopher Mayer, know who is in the
At last weekend's NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM, the Free Press folks asked me to bring together a cross-section of our fair city's movers and shakers for a panel called "BIG NEWS IN BOSTON: THE STATE OF BOSTON MEDIA." (You can stream the entire panel here or download it below.) These things typically turn into genteel supper-club conversations at best, and circle jerks at worst.