Former Globe reporter and now Northeastern University professor Walter Robinson is hopeful Henry can maintain the same excellence of journalism at the Globe that he has brought to his other endeavors, most especially the Red Sox.

“My hope, my expectation is that nothing will change, that the paper will continue to do the kind of reporting that only the Globe could do,” Robinson said, citing the Globe’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. “That takes a really robust, energetic, smart news staff and a commitment to that kind of coverage. And I expect that won’t change.”