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GalleyCat Readers Give Back|Bon App Raises Rate Base|Boston Globe Gets New Publisher|Gawker May Hire New Women

GalleyCat: GalleyCat readers band together to donate audiobooks to military personnel overseas.

WWD: Gourmet‘s subscribers are now receiving Bon Appetit, and the surviving Conde Nast epicurean magazine will be raising its rate base 15 percent, to 1.5 million from 1.3 million, in January.

New York Times: Boston Globe publisher P. Steven Ainsley is stepping down from his post. He will be replaced by Christopher Mayer.

Mediaite: Gawker gets an estrogen injection: the site is testing out two women for its night shift editor slot.

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Globe Readies For NYTCo. Execs’ Visit

nytco.pngThe New York Times Co. Chair Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and CEO Janet Robinson informed staff members at The Boston Globe yesterday to expect a visit on September 9, The Boston Herald reported.

Robinson and Sulzberger will be in town for two all-staff “business update” meetings, the execs told Globe staffers in a memo. But they shouldn’t expect a very warm reception. Tensions are still high between the Boston paper and its New York-based owners, and there is still uncertainty over future layoffs and whether the Globe will be sold.

Dan Totten, the president of the paper’s biggest union, which rejected the Times Co.’s concession plan in June, told the Herald that people are considering picketing outside for the executives’ visit. However, the execs said they will be taking questions, alongside Globe publisher P. Steven Ainsley.

Hopefully, Globe employees will get some answers.

Times execs. can expect a chill at Globe meeting - Boston Herald

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Tonight’s The Night For The Boston Globe

boston-globe-logo.jpgThe Boston Globe may have just a couple hours to live. In April, the New York Times Company, which owns the Globe, said they would be forced to close the paper if the unions representing Globe staffers can’t agree to $20 million in budget cuts by midnight tonight. As the deadline approaches, the future of the 137 year-old paper is still in doubt.

> Update, Saturday a.m.: “The Boston Globe received an eleventh-hour reprieve early this morning when its owner, the New York Times Co., agreed to extend the deadline for unions to agree to $20 million in concessions until tomorrow.” Boston Globe

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WWD: Since the magazine industry is screwed, the American Society of Magazine Editors is scaling back the party for tonight’s National Magazine Awards

New York Times: Time Warner is nearing a decision to spin off America Online

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FishbowlLA: The Newspaper Association of America is laying off half of their staff and folding Presstime magazine

Editor & Publisher: Boston Globe publisher P. Steven Ainsley seems optimistic about the negotiations to keep the paper alive