Farah Stockman awarded Pulliam Fellowship


BOSTON (August 18, 2014) Farah Stockman, an editorial writer and Op-Ed page columnist for the Boston Globe, received the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing, the Society for Professional Journalists announced Monday.

The $75,000 fellowship is awarded annually to recognize an outstanding editorial writer or columnist and to “help broaden his or her journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world.” The award is given by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the educational arm of the SPJ.

"This is a wonderful honor for Farah Stockman. Boston readers have long appreciated her dogged reporting and vivid, insightful analysis,” Peter Canellos, editor of the Boston Globe’s editorial page, said. “This fellowship will enable her to apply her talents to the question of how schools — and societies — should teach about past racial strife, whether in Boston, the American South, Africa, the Balkans, or other countries of the world." 

Stockman, who is traveling in Africa, told the selection committee she intends to explore race relations in Boston and beyond, analyzing the impact of court-ordered busing in the Boston Public Schools over the last 40 years in order to prompt a nationwide conversation. “I believe the lessons of the past need to be explored, so we can chart a better future,” Stockman wrote in her fellowship application.

Stockman lived in Kenya and Tanzania after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard College, and wrote as a freelancer for the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the Christian Science Monitor. She was the Globe’s chief foreign policy reporter in Washington, D.C., for seven years. She has won numerous awards, including the Scripps Howard Foundation national journalism award.

The panel of judges noted that Stockman’s application stood out because she is focused on proposing solutions for communities beyond Boston. The panel included Todd Gillman, committee chairman, former Sigma Delta Chi president and Washington Bureau Chief for The Dallas Morning News; Fred Brown, a former SPJ president and longtime Denver Post columnist; Sandra Shea, the editorial page editor for the Philadelphia Daily News and 2012 Pulliam Fellow; and Hugh Bailey, a Connecticut Post columnist and 2013 Pulliam Fellow.

More information can be found here.

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Margery Eagan named spirituality columnist for Crux

BOSTON (July 30, 2014) – Margery Eagan, a well-known Boston columnist and radio talk show host, will become the spirituality columnist for Crux, a website devoted to Catholicism being launched by  Boston Globe Media Partners in early September.

Eagan has been a columnist at the Boston Herald since the early 1980s, interrupted by a stint as a senior writer at Boston Magazine. She will continue to co-host “Boston Public Radio,” a daily current events talk show, with Jim Braude on WGBH Radio (89.7 FM).

In her column for Crux, Eagan will explore issues of spirituality, contemplation, and devotion, drawing on her personal experience with her Catholic faith, as well as that of other Catholics and those of various religious traditions.

“Margery has had a longstanding fascination with issues around spirituality and has spent no small part of her adult life exploring deep issues involving her Catholic faith,” said Globe editor Brian McGrory. “We couldn’t be more delighted to add her smart, engaging voice to our strong roster of reporters and columnists that will be the backbone of this new site.”

Crux will be a standalone website that covers the institution of the church, with particular focus on how the words and actions of Pope Francis affect Catholics worldwide. It will delve into the practices and challenges of living a Catholic life, and publish the wide-ranging thoughts and opinions of Catholics and others. It will be found at www.cruxnow.com. Readers can follow Crux on Twitter, @Crux, and Facebook, facebook.com/crux.

Teresa Hanafin, editor of the new site, said Eagan’s exploration of her own spirituality through retreats and extensive reading will add a valuable dimension to Crux. “There are many, many Catholics who engage in a very deep, spiritual examination of their faith and their personal relationship with God,” Hanafin said. “Margery is of that world. She understands it, she experiences it, and now she will discuss it with the readers of Crux.”

A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, Eagan received a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Stanford University. She has written for the Fall River Herald News, the New Bedford Standard Times, the Burlington Free Press in Vermont, Boston Magazine, and the Globe. She has appeared on CNN and Fox News, and is a regular panelist on “Beat the Press,” a media criticism show that is part of the “Greater Boston” public affairs show on WGBH television.


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Staff for Globe Catholic site announced

BOSTON (July 8, 2014) - Teresa Hanafin, the editor of the Boston Globe’s new standalone website dedicated to Catholicism, which is expected to launch by early September, announced her new team today.

“As you know, we hired John L. Allen Jr., the premier Vatican reporter in the country, if not the world, earlier this year from the National Catholic Reporter. His insightful reporting and analysis will be supplemented by on-the-ground event coverage by correspondent Ines San Martin, an engaging Argentinean journalist who has moved to Rome and just finished intense immersion in an Italian language course,” Hanafin said.

San Martin has a BA in social communications and journalism and a master’s degree in communication, both from Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires. She worked as a reporter and editor for Valores Religiosos, managed the international press office for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, and was the community/social media manager, content director, and graphic designer for Conta con Nosotros.

Michael O’Loughlin has been hired as the site’s national reporter. O’Loughlin has local roots and a background in religion writing. He grew up in Dracut, Massachusetts, and graduated from St. Anselm College in New Hampshire and Yale Divinity School. He has written for AmericaNational Catholic Reporter, Foreign Policy, The Advocate, and the Religion News Service, and is writing a book on the Catholic Church and millennials, to be published by Paulist Press in the fall of 2015. He has appeared on Fox News and MSNBC.

Christina Reinwald, a 2013 Emerson graduate who has worked at Boston.com and BostonGlobe.com for three years, has been hired as web producer. Reinwald has written for and produced the online Business section, and has played a key role in social media efforts for both Boston.com and BostonGlobe.com. 

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Globe Launches Cape & Islands Extra


BOSTON (June 23, 2014) Not only will The Boston Globe be available around Cape Cod and the Islands this summer, as usual, but it will have a beach bonus. The Cape & Islands Extra is a new section that will wrap the Globe on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays all summer long, and will be available exclusively for home delivery on the Cape, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, as well as at retail outlets all over the Cape and Islands. 

If you’re planning a day trip, a weekend getaway, a week-long vacation, or an entire summer down on the Cape or one of the islands, the bonus section will be essential reading. 

On Friday and Saturday, the four-page section will be full of things to do, profiles of interesting Cape characters, a smorgasbord of restaurant listings and a long-range weather forecast with details on tanning indexes, tides, fishing and more.

On Sunday, the Cape & Islands Extra will be 10 pages. In addition to things to do for the week ahead, it will feature more restaurant listings, a great cycling column for all the trails, recent real estate transactions to show you prices and trends, one big feature story, and an excerpt from a popular Cape book that should become your next beach read.



The Boston Globe Announces Inaugural Game Changers Magazine

New magazine will showcase local organizations that drive the Massachusetts innovation economy and improve the lives of people near and far

BOSTON (June 12, 2014) – The Pulitzer-Prize winning Boston Globe today announced the inaugural issue of Game Changers Magazine, recognizing 56   entrepreneurial organizations with a presence in Massachusetts in 2013 that made a significant economic and life-changing impact, here and worldwide.

The organizations and products featured in the 58-page magazine were selected from more than 100 public nominations and by Globe business reporters.

 “We defined ‘game changer’ as any corporation (private or public), academic institution, health care provider, nonprofit, or startup with a Massachusetts presence in 2013 that accomplished something remarkable or cool,” said Mark Pothier, Boston Globe business editor. “Our inaugural 56 are the embodiment of that definition, and we’re eager to highlight their tremendous contributions to the economy and Massachusetts’ status as a hotbed of innovation.”

The magazine will be published online June 13 at bostonglobe.com/gamechangers, and in the print edition on June15. Readers can also follow updates on Twitter @GlobeBiz and #GlobeGameChangers.

Game Changers represents the evolution of the 25-year-old Globe 100 list, which recognized the best performing publicly held companies in Massachusetts. Game Changers casts a wider net and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of Massachusetts by considering any type of innovative organization that significantly makes a contribution to the local economy and to people worldwide.

Here’s a sampling of the inaugural Game Changers:

  • BiOM of Bedford, Mass., has developed a bionic ankle that replicates muscle tendon function, giving more than 1,000 people (including many war veterans) the ability to walk with a more normal gait.
  • Biogen Idec, the Cambridge, Mass. biotech giant, introduced a pill for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, called Tecfidera. Its ease of use, effectiveness and safety made it one the most successful drug launches in American history.
  • Third Rock Ventures of Boston finances biotech startups tackling big problems. The company’s ground-up approach to incubation last year propelled three of its portfolio companies to public offerings raising a combined $328 million.
  • Boston-based Lovin’ Spoonfuls solves two problems: the epidemic of wasted food, and hunger. The organization picks up fresh food – more than a million pounds of it last year alone – that would otherwise be discarded by grocery stores, wholesalers, farmer’s markets and others, and distributes it to nonprofits feeding the hungry.
  • iRobot Corp. of Bedford has developed a telepresence bot called the Ava 500. Users can “log in” to the device from anywhere in the world and it roams freely as if you were there in person, eliminating the limitations of distance.

“The Globe will always be a primary source of business and technology news,” said Steve Syre, Globe business columnist and editor of the 2014 Game Changers Magazine. “But there’s more to innovation than the bottom line. We will find and bring readers stories of visionaries solving not only business problems, but also health and societal problems. Those are the real game changers.” 

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