Press: Twilight and Dawn on the Globe

An effervescent editor makes way for a patrician protégé

When Thomas Winship took over in 1965 as editor of the Boston Globe, the city was considered a journalistic backwater, and the paper was not rated as even the best of the six in town. Its news coverage had lost the crusading spirit of its early days as a "people's daily" fighting Brahmin interests. The editorial page featured wambling, civics-text platitudes. There were advertisements on Page One. Winship's arduous task was made more delicate by family diplomacy: his predecessor was his father, Laurence Winship,...

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