By: Lucia Moses

Declining Circulation Leads To Lineup Change

The Boston Globe has shuffled its editor lineup as part of
its continued effort to reverse declines in Sunday circulation.
The paper said the changes were triggered by the retirement of
Thomas F. Mulvoy Jr., managing editor for news operations and a
30-year veteran at the paper.

Succeeding him will be another Globe veteran, Michael J.
Larkin, now assistant editor for the Sunday paper and a 26-year
employee. Serving with Larkin on the Sunday paper will be Mary
Jane Wilkinson, deputy managing editor for features, who was
named deputy managing editor for Sunday, and John Yemma,
assistant to Editor Matthew V. Storin for news projects, who will
become assistant managing editor for Sunday.

Wilkinson will be succeeded by Mark S. Morrow, the national
editor; succeeding him will be Washington Post
correspondent Kenneth J. Cooper. The changes will take effect in
the coming weeks.

The Globe’s weekday circulation was up, but its Sunday
circulation was down more than 1.1% to 721,859 in the six months
that ended Sept. 30 – even with a single-copy boost of
10,000 from the Sunday bulldog edition launched about a year ago.
The Globe is also preparing for stiffer competition in the
suburbs from the Boston Herald, whose parent has inked a
deal to buy the Community Newspaper Co.

With those factors in mind, the Globe in September
revamped its business section and added employment news and a
suburban news section to its Sunday paper.

Lucia Moses (
is an associate editor covering business for E&P.

Copyright 2000, Editor & Publisher.

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