Red Sox Owner’s Purchase of Boston Globe Worries Journalists
The New York Times - 08/03/2013
Among those weighing in on the conflict of interest issue was Dan Kennedy, a journalism professor at Northeastern University. In a blog item that ran on The Huffington Post, Kennedy wrote, “The real issue is not how The Globe covers the Red Sox as a baseball team but rather how it manages the tricky task of reporting on a major business and civic organization that’s run by the paper’s new owner.”
Under Henry’s stewardship, the Red Sox cut a favorable licensing deal with the City of Boston to use the streets surrounding Fenway Park on game days, making “tens of millions of dollars.” The Globe reported on this sweetheart deal earlier this year. Would Henry allow such a piece to run as the newspaper’s owner?