Nancy Barnes Appointed Editor of The Boston Globe – Yahoo Finance | Team Cansler

BOSTON, November 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Boston Globe Media announced today Nancy Barnes will be the next editor of The Boston Globe. She will succeed Brian McGrory the 13th editor to head the newsroom in the Globe’s 150-year history.

Nancy Barnes (Photo by Stephen Voss/NPR)

Nancy Barnes (Photo by Stephen Voss/NPR)

Ms. Barnes is currently senior vice president of news and editorial director at NPR, where she leads a team of over 500 journalists and newsroom executives. Before joining NPR, Ms. Barnes ran two newspapers, first as managing editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and then as SVP and managing editor for Hearst Texas Newspapers and the Houston Chronicle.

Upon notification of the rental Linda HeinrichBoston Globe Media CEO, said, “Nancy is known for her commitment to quality journalism, outstanding leadership and passion for innovation. Not only does she bring leadership experience as a top editor at two different Metro newspapers, but she has also transitioned to run a digital and audio newsroom that is an industry leader in reaching new and large audiences. It’s going to be an exciting time Joining Globe for the organization as it continues to grow its journalism and seeks to better serve its subscribers and investments in multimedia products to develop new platforms for audiences to experience its award-winning journalism.”

This is something of a homecoming for Mrs Barnes, who was born in Cambridge, MA and grew up in it Wilmington, MA before moving Virginia. She began her lifelong career in journalism with an internship at The Boston Globe while she was in college and later worked at the Lowell Sun. After a decade at The News & Observer, she earned her MBA before joining the Minneapolis Star Tribune as Editor-in-Chief, where she modernized their digital journalism and led the newsroom to win multiple national awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for local reporting. During her tenure as SVP and Editor-in-Chief of Hearst Texas Newspapers, the Houston Chronicle won its first Pulitzer Prize and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist three other times.

Ms. Barnes is also deeply involved in the industry, serving on the prestigious Pulitzer Prize panel, the Peabody Awards, and as a past president and board member of the News Leaders Association. In her role at The Globe, she will draw on nearly 30 years of experience promoting local journalism, helping journalists produce some of their most impactful, award-winning work.

“The Globe has long been one of the nation’s most respected news outlets,” said Ms Barnes. “I am thrilled and honored to work alongside his talented people at a time of such exciting change and innovation in the industry. It is a great opportunity that rarely comes along.”

The Boston Globe is one of the nation’s leading metro news organizations and a model for sustainability in the local news industry. With a growing digital subscriber base and a growing newsroom that continues to produce ambitious quality journalism, The Globe is a key local institution that has won some of the industry’s most prestigious national awards.

Led by Mr. McGrory, Globe’s editorial team was recently recognized by the Online News Association with General Excellence in Online Journalism, an international award that is among the most prestigious in the competitive online journalism arena. The Globe has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist every year and has won a total of five Pulitzer Prizes between the editorial and opinion teams over the past decade.

“As editor, Brian has guided The Globe’s reporting with humanity and empathy through a decade of some of the biggest and most challenging stories in the history of our region and our time — including the Boston Marathon bombings, a national racial bill, and a global pandemic.” , said Ms Henry, “Today, The Globe is arguably one of the most successful regional news organizations in the country. We are in a great position for our next chapter under Nancy’s inspired leadership.”

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