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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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Brian McGrory Named Editor of Boston Globe

Brian McGrory, a 23 year veteran of the Boston Globe, has been named the paper’s new editor. McGrory joined the Globe in 1989 as one of the first staffers to serve in the paper’s South Weekly section. Since then he has held a variety of roles, including White House correspondent, general reporter, and national correspondent.

“Brian has distinguished himself throughout his career at the Globe as a reporter, editor and columnist and as a native of Boston, he is the ideal candidate to lead the Globe’s newsroom,” said the Globe’s publisher, Christopher Mayer, in a statement. “Brian will continue to emphasize the accountability reporting that has been the Globe’s trademark, combined with narrative storytelling that gives readers a strong sense of our unique community.”

“This is a great honor to guide the Boston Globe news operations, since I grew up delivering the Globe, then reading the Globe, and later writing for the Globe,” added McGrory. “It is also a great honor to work with my colleagues and build on what I believe is the best metro newspaper in America.”

LA Times a Runner-Up at Scripps Howard Awards

At the annual Scripps Howard Foundation awards, just like the Oscars, it is indeed an honor just to be nominated. So kudos are in order to the LA Times, which scored a pair of 2011 finalist mentions.

In the category of “Commentary,” LAT city columnist Steve Lopez and the Detroit NewsBrian J. O’Connor placed behind winner Brian McGrory of the Boston Globe. McGrory will receive $10,000 and a trophy for “helping a priest clear his name, cutting to the core of Mitt Romney, and an array of other thought-provoking columns about big events and small moments.”

Meanwhile, in the “Washington Reporting” bracket, Damian Paletta of the Wall Street Journal edged out LAT reporters David Cloud and W.J. Hennigan as well as New York Times staffer Eric Lipton. Paletta gets the Raymond Clapper Award for “Disabled System,” a five-part series about mismanagement within the Social Security Disability Insurance ranks.

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