When a journalist asked about why the Boston Globe hated Massachusetts, the front page of the Boston Sun was filled with headlines like “Massachusetts Newspaper Kills Off Its Owner” and “Massachussetts Newspaper Kills Owner.”
The Boston Globe has a long history of being the bastion of bad journalism, as evidenced by the fact that in the first decade of this century, the newspaper was sued and later fined $5.2 million by the Massachusetts Bar Association for its coverage of the city’s homelessness crisis.
But that history has since turned around, with the Globe taking a major step forward when it announced that it was closing its print editions and would be publishing in digital form.
The news outlet’s new digital publication will have its own digital feed, and it will also be able to publish its print titles.
“The news organization’s move into the digital world is a testament to the power of social media,” said Brian Koehn, a managing editor at the Globe.
“In addition to its great journalism, the digital platform also brings more opportunities to readers and advertisers.”
The Globe will also start to publish content from the Boston Public Library, which is expected to start its own publication on its own in the fall.
The Globe’s digital move comes at a time when other major newspapers across the country are looking to digital platforms like Twitter and Facebook to help boost their online presence.
But many of those platforms have struggled to keep up with the pace of growth and reach of the newspaper business.
In fact, the New York Times is moving its digital-only publishing to a more traditional print publication, according to Reuters.