January 20, 2007

BECAUSE BEANTOWN NEEDS A SECOND CONSERVATIVE PAPER:

Too much Globe-trotting?: 'Editor' Welch calls for more local coverage (Jesse Noyes, January 20, 2007, Boston Herald)

Jack Welch gave a glimpse yesterday of what life might be like at The Boston Globe under his ownership.

During a segment titled "Why Jack Wants The Globe" on the CNBC show "Squawk Box," the former General Electric Co. chairman said local newspapers should get out of Iraq and focus on news closer to home.

"You've got to make the newsroom not control the world," Welch told the cable show's host Carl Quintanilla and Michael Wolff, a media critic for Vanity Fair magazine.

"I'm not sure local papers need to cover Iraq, need to cover global events," Welch said. "They can be real local papers. And franchise, purchase from people very willing to sell to you their wire services that will give you coverage."

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 20, 2007 8:28 AM
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