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Boston Papers Celebrate Marathon Runners

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Boston area newspapers did their best to honor those running in today’s marathon. It’s moments like these when papers truly shine. They have a unique ability to freeze a moment in time forever.

The 2014 Boston Marathon is already underway. We’re sure we’re not the only ones hoping it provides some sense of closure and healing to those impacted by the bombing.

See below for the Boston Globe and Metro Boston’s covers.

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AP Decides That Crimea Can No Longer Be Called Part of Ukraine (HuffPost)
The Associated Press announced Wednesday that it is changing the dateline on all of its stories from Crimea now that the region is being controlled by Russia and not Ukraine. The wire service said that it would no longer identify stories written there as coming from “Ukraine.” Rather, they will carry the dateline “Crimea.” The Hill / Global Affairs “Previously, we wrote ‘SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP).’ But Ukraine no longer controls Crimea, and AP datelines should reflect the facts on the ground,” the news wire wrote in a guidance. Effective this week, the AP said it will now name a city and then Crimea. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Because of a quirk of geography — the fact that Crimea doesn’t share a land border with Russia — the AP says it won’t use a “SEVASTOPOL, Russia” dateline, which would inevitably spur a heated political debate. The Guardian The AP has waded into controversy before on its quest to avoid controversy. A year ago, the AP banned “illegal immigrant” and “illegal” to describe a person, explaining that “‘illegal’ should describe only an action,” especially as the editors decided it was important not to label people, “instead of behavior.” Slate / The Slatest The latest decision also begs the question, what would the AP do if there were a shared border or if Russia were to grab more land in Ukraine, thereby connecting the regions?

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Boston Globe Union Petition Seeks To Oust President

boston-globe-logo.jpgOne month after officially filing charges against its president, Dan Totten, The Boston Globe‘s biggest union, the Boston Newspaper Guild, has turned in a petition signed by nearly 150 members seeking to oust Totten. The union prez is set to appear before a union trial next week to face charges of misappropriating union funds, The Boston Herald reported.

24 percent of the union membership reportedly signed the petition, but only 20 percent is required for a recall election.

Totten led the guild through contentious negotiations with the Globe‘s owners, The New York Times Co., earlier this year. But although the union membership initially voted to reject the Times Co.’s proposed cuts, resulting in a 23 percent unilateral pay cut for all its members, the guild eventually approved a second offer, which seemed very similar to the first.

Totten first ran into trouble with the union in September, when the petition to remove him from office first started circulating around the Globe. Although the Globe is no longer in danger of being sold off by the Times Co., now its biggest union faces uncertainty about its leadership as we head towards the New Year.

Globe petition seeks to remove Guild PresidentBoston Herald

Earlier: Boston Globe‘s Largest Union’s Members Seek To Remove Union Leadership

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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