Interesting list of the next 10 newspapers to fold or go online only. No. 5 is a Boston paper, but not my old haunt. The Boston Globe is in worse shape than the smaller, scrappier Boston Herald. A former colleague recently told me that they’re actually turning a profit. Of course, they’ve got a dramatically scaled-down staff (10 news reporters, down from 25) and they no longer print the paper inside the building. But, they’re staying relevant by breaking big Boston news, and their sports staff is second-to-none. Looks like they’ll be around for a while.
About the Author
Dr. Matt J. Duffy serves as an assistant professor in the School of Communication and Media at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, USA. He enjoys teaching the art of good journalism, a noble profession and powerful tool for social change. Duffy worked as a journalist for several news outlets including the Boston Herald and the Marietta Daily Journal. He now teaches journalism and media law.
Duffy's research focuses on international approaches to media law. Wolters Kluwer will publish the second edition of his"Media Laws in the United Arab Emirates" in 2017. He has published more than a dozen academic articles and writes occasionally for niche publications. Duffy enjoyed a visit to Pakistan in May 2016 as part of the Fulbright Scholar program from the US State Department. Since 2012, Duffy has served on the board of the Arab-United States Association for Communication Educators, an organization that aims to improve journalism in the Middle East. He also owns Oxford Editing that he started in 2007.