Many of you may have read recently about the threat of possible closure faced by the Boston Globe. A number of Boston-based bloggers who care about the continued existence of the Globe have banded together in conducting a blog rally. We are simultaneously posting this paragraph to solicit your ideas of steps the Globe could take to improve its financial picture.
We view the Globe as an important community resource, and we think that lots of people in the region agree and might have creative ideas that might help in this situation. So, here's your chance. Please don't write with nasty comments and sarcasm: Use this forum for thoughtful and interesting steps you would recommend to the management that would improve readership, enhance the Globe's community presence, and make money. Who knows, someone here might come up with an idea that will work, or at least help. Thank you.
I am a long subscriber to the Globe and rely on it despite all the online news outlets I also use. I have saved my front page Globe stories of great Boston sports events and consider the Globe as the official report on such efforts. The same goes for other big news items. Thanks to Paul Levy, who organized this blog rally to gather support and ideas on how to save the Globe. Thanks also to Jessica Lipnack who told me about this effort.
Boston Globe article on the rally.