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Save the Boston Globe!

Posted Apr 06 2009 7:09pm

Beth Israel Deaconess CEO Paul Levy is organizing a “blog rally” to try to help save the Boston Globe. The Globe is a much-needed resource in our community; the Boston area will be in rough shape if the paper closes its doors. In particular, the Globe has been effective in policing local and statewide political and health care institutions.

The following statement is being published simultaneously on several Boston-area blogs showing support and asking for help in coming up with ideas. Feel free to comment here or on another one of the blogs.

Meanwhile, if you want to save the Globe my suggestion is to subscribe to home or business delivery of the newspaper. If you already subscribe and want to help out, why not provide a gift subscription to someone? You can subscribe online or call 1-888-MYGLOBE.

We have all 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.

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