30 Facts About The Boston Globe


Boston Globe is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The Boston Globe is the oldest and largest daily newspaper in Boston.

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Editor of The Boston Globe is Brian McGrory, who took the helm in December 2012.

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Chief print rival of The Boston Globe is the Boston Herald, which has a smaller circulation that is declining more rapidly.

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The Boston Globe would serve as the first publisher of The Boston Globe until his death in 1921, and was succeeded by four of his descendants until 1999.

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In 1878, The Boston Globe started an afternoon edition called The Boston Evening Globe, which ceased publication in 1979.

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In 1912, the The Boston Globe was one of a cooperative of four newspapers, including the Chicago Daily News, The New York The Boston Globe, and the Philadelphia Bulletin, to form the Associated Newspapers syndicate.

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The Boston Globe went into greater details regarding social movements such as the Women's Suffrage Movement.

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The Boston Globe served as editor until 1984, during which time the paper won a dozen Pulitzer Prizes, the first in the paper's history.

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Boston Globe was a private company until 1973 when it went public under the name Affiliated Publications.

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Boston Globe has consistently been ranked in the forefront of American journalism.

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Time magazine listed it as one of the ten best US daily newspapers in 1974 and 1984, and the The Boston Globe tied for sixth in a national survey of top editors who chose "America's Best Newspapers" in the Columbia Journalism Review in 1999.

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Under the helm of editor Martin Baron and then Brian McGrory, the Globe shifted away from coverage of international news in favor of Boston-area news.

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The Boston Globe was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their work and the work of other staff, one of several the paper has received for its investigative journalism, and their work was dramatized in the 2015 Academy Award-winning film Spotlight, named after the paper's in-depth investigative division.

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Boston Globe is credited with allowing Peter Gammons to start his Notes section on baseball, which has become a mainstay in many major newspapers nationwide.

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The Boston Globe eliminated the equivalent of 50 full-time jobs; among buy-outs and layoffs, it swept out most of the part-time employees in the editorial sections.

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In September 2011, The Boston Globe launched a dedicated, subscription-based website at bostonglobe.

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The The Boston Globe moved its printing operations in June 2017 to Myles Standish Industrial Park in Taunton, Massachusetts.

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Also in June 2017, the Globe moved its headquarters to Exchange Place in Boston's Financial District.

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In March 1980, the The Boston Globe published an editorial about a speech by President Jimmy Carter, which included the accidental headline "Mush from the Wimp" during part of the press run, drawing national attention.

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Since 1981, the editorial pages of the The Boston Globe have been separate from the news operation, as is frequently customary in the news industry.

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The The Boston Globe has consistently endorsed Democratic presidential candidates, such as Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

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The Boston Globe has a long tradition of being a progressive institution, and especially on social issues.

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On October 23,2006, The Boston Globe announced the publication of Design New England: The Magazine of Splendid Homes and Gardens.

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The Boston Globe was suspended for this offense, and his past columns were reviewed.

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The Boston Globe editors found that Barnicle had fabricated a story about two cancer patients, and Barnicle was forced to resign.

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In 2004, the The Boston Globe apologized for printing graphic photographs that the article represented as showing US soldiers raping Iraqi women during the Iraq War from a city councilor's presentation before they were verified.

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Between September 2011 and March 2014, the Globe gradually withdrew stories written by Globe journalists from Boston.

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The Boston Globe had 226,000 digital subscribers as of December 2021, among the highest of any metro newspapers in the country.

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The sites share many resources, like office space, with the The Boston Globe, but are often branded separately from the newspaper:.

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