June 9, 2009
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Boston Globe

Lost amidst the struggle between The New York Times (which now owns the Boston Globe) and the Boston Globe’s unions, especially the writers, is a strange editorial curve the Globe embarked on this year: the Globe, long one of the great newspapers of the world, has suddenly become a neighborhood or provincial paper.

On any given day, perhaps one story on the front page will concern national or international news. Everything else will have a local angle; if there’s a story about the economy, its headline will emphasize the impact on Boston or on the state. Suddenly, the Globe has become the Berkshire Eagle or the Medford Daily Mercury.