It just keeps getting worse. Breaking this afternoon from The Boston Business Journal:
- The Boston Globe is running fewer print lines than originally planned.
- In an episode that is almost unheard of in the newspaper business, its printing facility in Taunton actually ran out of newsprint one day a few weeks ago.
- The Globe made a hasty blunder in adding unwieldy software to its printing machines.
- The $72 million investment into the Taunton facility looks like a horrible business decision.
And, most notable, the Globe needs to show “far more honesty and accountability than the company has shown so far.”
Read the eye-openers from Don Seiffert at Boston Business Journal.
“It could be the downfall of the company.”
Those are the sobering words of a 38-year veteran press operator at the Boston Globe who has finally revealed why the printing operation at the paper is in complete shambles.
On last night’s episode (Fri., 9/15/17) of WGBH-TV’s Beat the Press show, host Emily Rooney displayed a remarkable letter from an insider at the Globe who really knows what is going on and reveals why the Globe is mired in the mess that it’s in.
This letter is a must-read for anyone who wants to know what the mess at the Globe is all about. (Although WGBH displayed the writer’s name and phone number, we are redacting it here. And for the most part, we have also kept the grammatical/spelling issues. We have emphasized some passages.) Here it is: Continue reading “‘It could be the downfall of the company’: REVEALED: The reason *why* the Boston Globe’s printing problems are a catastrophe”
Boston Business Journal was the first to report this week that Boston Globe Chief Operating Officer, Sean Keohan, who was in the position since 2014, has left the company.
The Journal reported on Wednesday (9/13/17):
Upheaval continues at Boston Globe as another exec exits
Sean Keohan, chief operating officer of the Boston Globe since 2014, has left the company, multiple sources confirmed to the Business Journal yesterday. The news comes less than two months after the Globe’s CEO, Doug Franklin, resigned after less than seven months in the role, and at a time when the newspaper is still struggling with printing and delivery problems related to its new printing facility in Taunton.
Production problems at the Boston Globe are chaotic, there is no sign that things will get better any time soon, and media observers are starting to take notice.
It has been nine months since the Boston Globe fired up its new printing plant in Taunton – a plant which also prints the rival Boston Herald and other national publications for the local market – and major issues with missed deliveries and shoddy printing quality persist.
The outright bedlam of the situation prompted the Boston Herald to publish a harshly worded “Notice to our readers” on Friday (9/8/17) (emphasis and link added): Continue reading “‘This has quietly turned into a MAJOR CRISIS’: Turmoil and major production problems at the Boston Globe persist”
The brute corruption and dishonesty of the reporting at the Boston Globe continues to astound.
According to the Globe, last Saturday’s free speech rally on the Boston Common (8/19/17) – held by a group of about 20 libertarians, conservatives, and progressives, who faced 40,000 counter-demonstrators – was “peaceful” and “there was no violence, apart from a few minor scuffles.”
“No violence”? “Peaceful”? Really, Boston Globe?
- Tell that to the guy who got sucker punched in the head and knocked out cold for no other reason than having a discussion (20-second YouTube video);
- Tell that to the elderly woman who was violently dragged along the ground for simply holding an American flag (YouTube video);
- Tell that to Boston police officers who were attacked (YouTube video);
- Tell that to the guy who was surrounded and verbally attacked for merely wearing a Donald Trump hat (YouTube video);
- Tell that to the rally speakers who had to be led away by a police escort and were surrounded for doing so (YouTube video);
- Tell that to the individuals involved in this scene;
- Tell that to the guy who was led away by police with a bleeding head.
Continue reading “Unreal: This is what the Boston Globe calls ‘peaceful’”
Wow! Is the Boston Globe in a complete free fall?
We already knew that the Globe’s production and delivery apparatus was in complete disarray, but now the situation has become so out-of-control-horrendous that owner John Henry felt compelled to publish “A note from the publisher” on the front page of today’s paper (Fri., 8/18/17) to address these major problems and admit, “We are embarrassed.”
Folks, this is a must-read: Continue reading “Unbelievable! Boston Globe admits its production problems are getting *WORSE*! Owner John Henry takes to the front page to say, ‘We are embarrassed’”
Last month, we reported how the Boston Globe deceived readers in a story about the response of Hingham law enforcement to an episode which led to the tragic suicide of 26-year-old Austin Reeves.
The Globe would have had you believe that the response to the Reeves episode was a gross overreaction, with the fault of Reeves’ suicide lying completely at the feet of Hingham police.
Indeed, the response may have been an overreaction. However, thanks to some excellent reporting at the Patriot Ledger newspaper, we see that the Boston Globe left out some very important facts in its original reporting and misled the public: Continue reading “The Globe’s deception in reporting the Hingham SWAT team episode even *worse* than we originally thought”