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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

If a news section falls in the woods...

The Boston Business Journal is reporting the Globe is thinking about axing City Weekly as part of its continuing effort to win back readers by doing less for more. (Why the BBJ is reporting this and not the Globe is a separate question.

While I lament the continued evisceration of the Globe, I don't think it's such a bad idea. In fact I suggested it few months back.

Yes, the Globe does an abominable job covering the city neighborhoods, despite spokesman Dick Powers claim that “We now have a lot of city coverage in our Metro section." Not the shrinking Metro section I read.

But as a resident of one of the non-city neighborhoods the Globe covers just once a week, I can say the coverage is even worse than that I can get in the Tab.

Maybe the powers that be will quickly add Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville to their Gatehouse-free Your Town online section.

It would only be an improvement over what they offer now.

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