While many Bostonians welcomed a local owner back to The Globe, they also raised Mr. Henry’s potential for conflicts of interest. Dan Kennedy, a journalism professor at Northeastern University, said in a phone interview that The Globe still would be responsible for covering Mr. Henry’s Red Sox, city issues related to the Red Sox like pregame street closures around Fenway Park and the Jimmy Fund, a charity that the Red Sox have long been involved with. But he said he still felt that local ownership was more preferable.