STAT to launch Sunday print section in Boston Globe
Health care news site Stat will start a new print product Sunday in partnership with The Boston Globe, reports Joseph Lichterman of the Nieman Journalism Lab
Lichterman writes, “The Globe and Stat are both owned by John W. Henry, and Sunday Stat will appear as a glossy 12-page tabloid that will be distributed with the paper this Sunday.
“Though Sunday Stat is initially being published in the Globe, the site would like to bring it to other newspapers as well. Editor Rick Berke told me Stat is in discussions with other metro papers about possibly selling a print version of Stat coverage for them to reprint and distribute.
“’There are a lot of cities around the country that have many people who work in science, medicine, and health, who would be interested in this coverage,’ he said. ‘It’d be cheaper to get our section than to hire a full-time reporter because we can draw on all our reporters around the country and have it all ready to go. All you have to do if you’re a local paper is to print it, which is not cheap, but it’s cheaper than having your own reporter.’
“The Boston-based Stat launched in the fall of 2015 in an attempt to take advantage of the large concentration of health science professionals in the city. (In 2014, The Globe also launched Crux, a Catholic site, with the same idea, but it stopped supporting the site last year.)”
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