Globe Slashing Online Staff, Ceasing Original News at Boston.com
The Globe is cleaning house at Boston.com.
Just days after Boston Globe Media Parters chief executive Mike Sheehan announced that a tandem of Linda Pizzuti Henry and Anthony Bonfiglio would oversee all digital properties, Boston.com general manager Eleanor Cleverly told staff that the site will be shifting its focus to travel, entertainment, and forums.
“There will be a clearer differentiation between the in-depth journalism of Globe.com and the community-centered resources of Boston.com,” Cleverly wrote in a memo. “With resulting efficiencies anticipated, we are offering a voluntary buyout program for those who work in dedicated digital roles across Boston Globe Media Partners. A reorganization of the digital operation is under way. This will create fewer redundancies, increased collaboration, greater efficiency and cost savings across the company.”
Boston.com will no longer publish original news content, and will instead serve as a portal to the Globe‘s website.
“The number one, long-term priority of our organization is to significantly grow our digital subscriber base at Globe.com. In order to do so, we need for our two sites to become more complementary in their day-to-day content and businesses,” Cleverly wrote.
You can read the full memo over at Universal Hub.