Michael Calderone, at Politico, speculates on the future of the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau.
He’s right to think that it could be endangered. But in addition to the main reason he cites for not closing it — politics remains a major spectator sport in Boston, unlike almost anywhere else — he misses one.
According to insiders I’ve talked with, the Globe’s Washington coverage does very well in search engines and aggregators, making it one of the reasons that Boston.com pulls such impressive numbers.
If the New York Times Co. targets the Washington bureau, then it’s truly slash-and-burn time, as it will be killing off one of the building blocks for future success.