The company owned by The New York Times Company recently announced (Dec. 13) a restructuring and the formation of Boston Globe Media to help maximize coverage in New England. This called for about 500 positions to be eliminated, with 160 occurring at the New England Media Group which includes the Boston paper. “Many departments of the Globe were affected by the reductions, which were achieved primarily through voluntary buyouts,” wrote Globe columnist Richard Chacón. “It appears the two areas with the greatest reductions were in advertising and the newsroom, which eliminated 31 and 36 positions, respectively.”
Variety reports that the scribe, who has been with the newspaper for more than three decades (in his current post since 1995), is among the editorial staff members, along with longtime Boston-associated arts writers including arts reporter Maureen Dezell, music critics Steve Morse and Richard Dyer, living/arts reporter Jack Thomas and pop culture writer Renee Graham.
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