Saturday, January 16, 2016

And Now For More Boston Globe Bashing - XXXI

While we wait for Shank to further make a fool of himself with the Dreaded Coin Flip tweet, let's take a look at how things are going at the Boston Globe:
NEWTON — The regular carriers were long gone, and all the newspapers should have been gone with them.

So it was in great frustration that John W. Henry, The Boston Globe’s owner and publisher, stood alone at a crude table in an austere distribution warehouse last Sunday browsing printouts of unstaffed delivery routes laid neatly upon each other like cards in a solitaire game.

“It’s 6,400 papers,” he said, grimly, to no one in particular.

Nearly every one of those copies of his flagship product, the Boston Sunday Globe, would remain undelivered that day. More than 6,000 subscribers would again open their doors to no morning paper, fully two weeks into a bizarre crisis in which the Globe’s switch to a new distribution partner, ACI Media Group, led to a delivery service meltdown.
At least you have some fine future dormitories for UMass-Boston real estate with that investment, Mr. Henry!

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