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Boston Globe combines biz news into “Super Department”

May 31, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe newsroom has undergone a reorganization that combines its business news desk with metro and living into what editor Brian McGrory called a “Super Department with a refreshed beat structure.”

As a result, business editor Larry Edelman is now deputy managing editor for local, regional and business news.

In the memo, McGrory stated:

One Super Department allows for more collaboration and coordination, a far more efficient operation, and a smarter clustering of beats and reporters to better serve readers. As part of this, we’ve spent a lot of time and thought calories rethinking existing beats and adding new ones, which will be outlined in far greater detail below, work that was helped enormously by your input on the survey and in conversations. Think the scourge of student debt, the era of political engagement, and a new consumer advocate, among many others. Some beats are meant to last but a few months, others longer, but all will need to be constantly reassessed.

Edelman joined the paper in May 2015. He previously was senior deputy editor at The Wall Street Journal, where he was responsible for real-time coverage of markets and finance, and assisted with the planning and editing of the Money & Investing section.

Prior to that, he spent a decade at Bloomberg as a team leader, senior enterprise editor, and managing editor for investing and real estate.


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