A PULITZER FOR THE GLOBE. The Boston Globe wins its second Pulitzer Prize of the Marty Baron era and its first since 2003, when it received the public-service award for its coverage of the pedophile-priest crisis.
This time, science writer Gareth Cook wins for explanatory reporting, "for explaining, with clarity and humanity, the complex scientific and ethical dimensions of stem cell research." His portfolio is online here.
Gareth was the Phoenix news editor for several years in the late '90s.
TOUGH TIMES FOR HERALD STAFFERS. Word out of One Herald Square this afternoon is that publisher Pat Purcell has told the unions he needs to eliminate 35 jobs from the newsroom as part of his goal of cutting $7 million in expenses by June 30.
Given that there are already fewer than 150 union positions in the newsroom, this is bound to have a serious effect on coverge. More on this as it develops.