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Inside story from the Globe

The Boston Globe is delivered to Media Nation at about 5:30 a.m. Ted Kennedy’s death became public shortly before 1:30 a.m. So how did the Globe manage to remake the front page so quickly?

According to Joe Strupp of the trade magazine Editor & Publisher, editor Marty Baron was awakened and gave the proverbial order to “stop the presses,” or words to that effect. The news made it into more than half of the day’s press run.

Tomorrow, Baron tells E&P, the paper will include a special 12-page section on Kennedy’s life. (Via Universal Hub.)

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All Kennedy, all the time


Looks like we’re back in Kansas, Toto


  1. Steve Stein

    Hmm. Yesterday’s morning delivery Globe in MetroWest did not have the Kennedy front page. Different printing plant than the North Shore edition?

  2. Amused

    OK. I’ll point out the elephant.

    The Herald couldn’t replate and get on the street because it’s published Westa Wostah. Tne gritty local tab got killed on a major (and predictible) story because they don’t print it locally.

    And it happened less than a year after the Wingo Square press shuddered to a stop.

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