The Globe and Mail has 100 years to live, but as its editor in chief, editor-in-chief John Heylin, said last week, the newspaper “has to go forward.”
The Globe’s current 100-year anniversary marks the centennial of The Boston Globe, the Globe’s earliest publication and its flagship.
“The Globe was, and still is, the most influential newspaper in the United States, and has for more than 100 years been a leading voice in civic and social journalism in the country,” he wrote in a memo to staff last week.
“It has long been a leader in the pursuit of knowledge and the pursuit on behalf of the public, and the public in particular has been a driving force in shaping its culture and values.”
This past week marked the 100th anniversary of the publication of its first issue.
It was an extraordinary milestone for a news organization that was founded by two women in 1914 and later incorporated by men in 1965.
In a remarkable, touching ceremony in its offices in Boston’s historic Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Globe opened its doors to the world.
Its editor- in-chief, the legendary editor-at-large and author Doris Kearns Goodwin, said it was a momentous occasion for the company and its community.
The 100th edition, the anniversary of The New York Times, is a milestone for all of us.
It is an event that transcends the newsroom, and that brings us together as one organization.
But the next 100 years are about more than the future of the Globe, she added.
It’s about the future.
The newsroom is, and will remain, one of the most important spaces in our organization, she said.
“We have to work harder and do more.
We have to be more focused and take more risks and do it better.”
The announcement of The 100-Year Anniversary of The Times, which has not yet been announced, comes as the newsrooms and technology sectors continue to struggle with a rise in online advertising, which now accounts for nearly one-quarter of all digital ad revenue in the U.S. The industry has been on the brink of a global recession since 2016, as many technology companies have seen their revenues fall.
This week, however, the industry is seeing a rebound, with some companies posting record profits and others reporting solid quarterly profits.
The most recent quarter for digital advertising revenue in North America, according to Kantar Media/CMAG, was $3.6 billion, up 8% from a year ago.
However, the biggest growth came from mobile and other devices, which saw $3 billion in revenue in 2017, up from $2.8 billion a year earlier.
The digital advertising boom has also been boosted by the rise of the internet-delivered news site Reddit, which recently announced it was buying The New Yorker for $1.5 billion.
The new owner of The Guardian newspaper in London also recently announced that it was adding The Globe to its digital platform.
It remains unclear if the company plans to move to a digital platform for its entire newspaper, or if it will retain its digital newspaper platform, or both.
In addition, The New Post has also announced that its print edition will be moving to digital platforms.
With digital advertising on the rise, the news industry is bracing for another recession.
And this time around, there is little reason for optimism.
The Globe will continue to exist, and in some ways, will become even more influential.
“If you look at The Globe 100 years from now, I think it’s very difficult to imagine that it would have been as influential as it has been,” Heylins memo said.
Heylinos’ memo, dated Sept. 24, was the final update for the Globe staff.
At the end of the day, The Globe is a family-owned newspaper, with its staff and readers united by a common love of news and the shared belief that the media is a democratic public service.
In fact, it’s been the largest and most influential American newspaper, Heylinas memo said, with more than 2.4 million subscribers.
He is the fourth editor- at-large of The Associated Press and the first to serve as The Globe CEO.
He also has been an assistant editor at The New Republic, the Nation magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe and the New York Post.
The past decade has been marked by several notable changes at The Boston Herald.
In 2006, the company’s management sold its entire print and digital publishing operations, which had produced more than 1.3 million newsprint and digital editions in print and nearly 700,000 digital editions since 2001.
The Boston Journal Co. purchased the Herald in 2016 for $8.6 million.
In 2016, the paper launched a new digital platform that became the first in the industry to allow readers to search for articles and subscribe to newspapers.
“I want to thank all of our employees and