Looks like it is lights out for the Boston Globe:
The New York Times Co. said last night that it is notifying federal authorities of its plans to shut down the Boston Globe, raising the possibility that New England’s most storied newspaper could cease to exist within weeks.
After down-to-the-wire negotiations did not produce millions of dollars in union concessions, the Times Co. said that it will file today a required 60-day notice of the planned shutdown under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification law.
You know, I don’t cheer the demise of newspapers. I think losing something with the storied history of the Globe is objectively a bad thing. However, I am also hard pressed to think of anything the Globe has done since this blog started. Unlike a lot of other papers, I don’t even think I have ever cited it. Does anyone remember it leading the coverage of the Kerry campaign the way the ADN performed during the last election?
Maybe I am forgetting things, and maybe it really is a better paper and you all can jog my memory, but unlike the Times, the WaPo, the Chicago Sun Times, the LA Times, there just seems to be very little notable about the Boston Globe. Nothing stands out either good or bad. Am I wrong?