NPR ran this story today about GateHouse Media, the company which owns the TAB and hundreds of newspapers across the nation.
Just as the Andy Levin era has ended at the Newton TAB comes this “news” from the paper’s front page..
“Some Boston area towns and cities have a hidden problem — a lack of affordable housing for low income families..
…this is a regional, even national problem that many Boston area communities like Newton, Wellesley and Needham are facing…”
The Newton TAB’s super-awesome reporter Jonathan Dame is leaving the paper for a reporting job at the MetroWest Daily News.
Just days after GateHouse Media, owners of the Newton TAB and hundreds of other newspapers and affiliated sites, announced big changes that would have removed editor Andy Levin from directly overseeing Newton’s editorial direction, I received this excellent news from Levin via email.
TAB editor Andy Levin posted a comment on this thread in response to this announcement from GateHouse media’s Lisa Strattan about changes at the company. I believe Andy’s comments are important enough that I’m starting a new thread here:
I don’t want to keep any of the TAB/Wicked Local Newton readers guessing as to what is coming next week and going forward.
Being the editor of the Newton TAB these past couple years has been a great pleasure, a tremendous honor and the job of my life. I love this city and I loved, truly loved being editor of its paper of record. I have never felt that way about any job.
Beginning next week, though, I will no longer be the editor of the Newton TAB. Indeed, all of our roles at Wicked Local will be changing….