Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Downside of the Boston Globe Still Having a Serious DC Bureau

I feel bad for the Globe. They manage to hold on to a fair amount of their talent in Boston. Then they send people to the DC bureau, where many of them shine (see this and this and this), and then get stolen away by larger news organizations, or higher posts. (Ok, Kornblut may never shine, but still got recruited away). The latest steal was Donovan Slack, nabbed the other week by Politico.

Yeah, maybe there's something in it for the Globe, in that people within the news biz know they find and develop talent, and it gives the paper cred. But I'd think for the Globe it's mostly just got to be frustrating.


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