Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” reports that subscribers to the Boston Globe might actually receive their newspapers tomorrow, as the reporters themselves are delivering it.
Delivery problems are so bad, @BostonGlobe reporters are taking it into their own hands, delivering Sunday's paper! https://t.co/Ohvkq542pK
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 2, 2016
Amazing. Reporters of the paper that produced Spotlight investigations getting up at 4 am to deliver Sunday paper. https://t.co/pmC97vysNf
— Mark Mooney (@mxmooney) January 2, 2016
Management is reading this and thinking: "suckers." https://t.co/KwYDBjEHdm
— Robert MacMillan (@bobbymacReports) January 2, 2016
The Globe blames its delivery problems on a new delivery company that was supposed to have subscribers’ papers on their doorstops this week. Instead, the paper has been overwhelmed with complaints from angry readers. Reporters then started volunteering to fill in.
There are 65+ emails in my Globe inbox from reporters & editors, volunteering to deliver tomorrow's papers. So much love for @BostonGlobe.
— Felicia Gans (@FeliciaGans) January 2, 2016
@brianstelter @JeffreyGoldberg @BostonGlobe does this mean we'll get our paper tomorrow?
— Ethan Corey (@EthanDCorey) January 2, 2016
It turns out they’re not the first paper with such an arrangement, but likely the largest.
@brianstelter @BostonGlobe @CNNMoney I used to have to deliver papers when I worked at a weekly
— Rich Thorpe (@exit716) January 2, 2016
@brianstelter @BostonGlobe That's how I started in journalism.
— Siva Vaidhyanathan (@sivavaid) January 2, 2016
@brianstelter @BostonGlobe Probably many of them started that way in the newspaper biz as young tykes.
— Swanni (@SwanniOnTV) January 2, 2016
@brianstelter @fmanjoo a deliver route gig? How vintage
— William Eddie Stamps (@dubstamp) January 2, 2016
My goal is to meet them on sidewalk and thank them personally. @brianstelter @BostonGlobe @MikeMadden
— Shawn Hooley (@shooley) January 2, 2016
@brianstelter @mikeallen @BostonGlobe Sad they have to do this but shows they care about the product. @seattletimes I hope you're listening!
— Linda Springmann (@LSpringmann) January 3, 2016
@brianstelter @BostonGlobe What year in Columbia grad school do students learn efficient delivery routes?
— Storrow Overdrive (@SirKellyCassidy) January 3, 2016
Just to clarify, there is an online, subscription-based version of the Boston Globe.
@brianstelter @BostonGlobe @CNNMoney To the outraged: now would be a fine time to learn to read it electronically, like much of humanity
— Jared Beck (@JaredBeck) January 3, 2016
@brianstelter @BostonGlobe Wouldn’t it be easier to publish it for free online for one week while they straighten delivery out?
— Karl Fisch (@karlfisch) January 2, 2016
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