Newspapers: Doing Without the Dailies

NEWSPAPERS Doing Without the Dailies

Boston's month-old newspaper strike sputtered out last week. During a 14-hour negotiating session with the unions, the publishers offered a fresh proposal on the controversial pension plan and gave hints of a wage boost as well.

"We've got enough unions to talk to from here to Chicago," said Boston Globe President John Taylor, referring to the eleven unions, which disagree on the kind of contract they want.

While they waited for the unions and the papers to compromise, Bostonians were getting their news in spurts. Sales of out-of-town papers rose sharply. The Sunday New York Times brought as...

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