The Boston Globe

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The Boston Globe (and the Boston Sunday Globe) is an American daily newspaper based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Globe has been owned by The New York Times Company since 1993. Its chief print rival is the Boston Herald.[2] In 2009–2010 The Boston Globe's average weekday circulation fell to 232,432, down from 302,638, or 23.2%. Sunday circulation fell 18.8% to 378,949.[1]

The Boston Globe has won twenty Pulitzer Prizes.



The Boston Globe was founded in 1872 by six Boston businessmen, led by Eben Jordan, who jointly invested $150,000. The first issue was published on March 4, 1872 and cost four cents. Originally a morning daily, it began Sunday publication in 1877. In 1878, The Boston Globe started an afternoon edition called The Boston Evening Globe, which ceased publication in 1979.

The Boston Globe was a private company until 1973 when it went public under the name Affiliated Publications. It continued to be managed by the descendants of Charles H. Taylor.

In 1993, The New York Times Company purchased Affiliated Publications for US$1.1 billion, making The Boston Globe a wholly owned subsidiary of The New York Times' parent.[3] The Jordan and Taylor families received substantial New York Times Company stock, but the last Taylor family members left management in 2000–2001. the online edition of Boston Globe was launched in 1995.[4] Consistently ranked among the top ten newspaper websites in America,[5] it has won numerous national awards and took two regional Emmy Awards in 2009 for its video work.[6] On August 6, 2009, several media outlets in Boston reported that might start charging for its services.[7]

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