New York Times threatens to shut Boston Globe

I was upset to hear, last Friday, that the New York Times Co may shut down the Boston Globe. Unions were asked to quickly agree to $20 million in cost-cutting moves to avoid the potential shutdown. The Times sought the concessions because it can no longer subsidize the Globe’s losses.

Regardless of where one stands on this topic, the loss of one of Boston’s major newspapers would be a huge loss. An online newspaper will never take the place of an actual newspaper. When you read a story or a news article online, you typically go directly to the source, missing a lot of stories and information in between. While with a print newspaper you thumb through the whole paper and stumble upon articles you wouldn’t typically read. There is much to be learned from reading a newspaper, which simply can’t be substituted by an online newspaper.

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