Joint Letter to Boston Globe Executives

In any field, turnover hurts. Training new staff takes time and money, and valuable institutional memory is lost when longtime employees leave. In journalism, turnover means losing staff who have built up years of contacts and relationships. The loss of that familiarity reduces the quality of the news produced — which reduces trust among readers.

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Workforce unrest spreads at Boston Globe

In any field, turnover hurts. Training new staff takes time and money, and valuable institutional memory is lost when longtime employees leave. In journalism, turnover means losing staff who have built up years of contacts and relationships. The loss of that familiarity reduces the quality of the news produced — which reduces trust among readers.

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Newsroom churn hurts journalists. It hurts readers, too.

In any field, turnover hurts. Training new staff takes time and money, and valuable institutional memory is lost when longtime employees leave. In journalism, turnover means losing staff who have built up years of contacts and relationships. The loss of that familiarity reduces the quality of the news produced — which reduces trust among readers.

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The Importance of Just Cause

“Just Cause” means an employee can’t be disciplined, suspended, or fired “just be-cause.” It means due process at work – the same way that in a court of law people are entitled to a fair and spelled out procedure. At work, under “just cause,” members are entitled to the same. In a field where telling uncomfortable truths is foundational, the threat of being fired for any reason based on the company’s sole editorial judgment is a muzzle on investigative and in-depth reporting.

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Two Years, No Contract: Inside The Boston Globe

Some five months after Vinay Mehra exited as president of Boston Globe Media Partners, managing director Linda Pizzuti Henry got a title enhancement: she was named chief executive of the company, which comprises The Boston Globe, Stat News and Boston.com.

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BBJ: Labor Tensions Simmer

On November 18, the Boston Business Journal covered the Boston Newspaper Guild’s open letter in their article, “Linda Henry to take reins at Boston Globe as labor tensions simmer…

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