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Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory: ‘A City, A Nation Turned to Us, And We Delivered’

Sound the bugles — Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory just sent out his Gen. Patton-like email to his ink-stained wretches in the trenches.

“Please be very proud of what this great news organization did yesterday — and will continue to do in the coming days,” he wrote in the memo, obtained by FishbowlNY. “A city, a nation turned to us, and we delivered.”

McGrory’s gift of gab is not far off from that of his predecessor, Marty Baron, who left five months ago to become executive editor of the Washington Post.

Baron was known for his eloquent praise whenever the Globe‘s staff was called to arms for special coverage of storms, disasters and breaking news.

Read the full memo after the jump:

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Here Are The Massive Boston Globe Web Traffic Numbers From Yesterday

Web traffic soared on the Boston Globe‘s two websites on Monday after the dual bomb blast went off at the Boston Marathon finish line.

So many eyeballs were glued to its subscription-based BostonGlobe.com, in fact, that the site went down, forcing editors to redirect all URLs to a running live-blog on Boston.com, its ad-supported free site.

Here is a look at some of the numbers, courtesy of a staff memo we obtained from deputy managing editor Bennie DiNardo:

  • 4.3 million unique visitors came to Boston.com yesterday, five times the average;
  • 1.2 million unique visitors came to Bostonglobe.com yesterday, six times the average
  • 5.9 million people viewed our video — 4.5 million to one video alone, Steve Silva’s dramatic video of the explosion.
  • Boston.com had 13.5 millin page views yesterday, triple the average.
Now, if only the paper — which the New York Times Company is looking to sell — could translate some of those disaster-coverage readers into paid subscribers.
Read the full memo after the jump: