The Press: Striving Globe

In 1970, the management of the Boston Globe assembled the editorial staff for a candid self-study session at the Brandegee estate of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences University. One result was formation of a six-reporter "Brandegee goose-'em committee," the purpose of which was to "keep editors on their toes, to keep them mad and unsatisfied." That restless spirit has been typical of the Globe in recent years, and this week the paper got another prod toward self-improvement: the death of its traditional rival, the Herald Traveler.

The demise of the 125-year-old...

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