Seth Gitell, a certified FOMN (Friend of Media Nation), has a sharp profile of Boston Globe executive vice president Al Larkin in the new issue of Boston Magazine. Gitell’s overall thesis is that the New York Times Co. might be doing better with its Boston outpost today if its officials had spent more time listening to Larkin, the last of the Globe’s Old Guard.
A bonus: retired editor Matt Storin, now at Notre Dame, checks in. Here’s Storin on Larkin: “He’s invaluable — maybe the most valuable player. He knows Boston, knows the players, and keeps up relationships very well. He’s a survivor because he understands power, he understands tribal forces. He has a good memory.”