Two Literary Reporters Laid-Off at Boston Globe


By Jason Boog Comment

16172651.JPGMore than 20 Boston Globe staffers have accepted buyouts, including Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Gail Caldwell and publishing reporter David Mehegan.

According to the Boston Herald, the newspaper had hoped 50 employees would accept buyouts, so layoffs may loom in the future.

Here’s Caldwell discussing her work during happier times: about her work: “I love my job. But I am always amazed at the people who say, ‘You mean you get paid to lie around and read novels all day?’ I read differently, obviously, when I am reading for review. I have a marathoner’s pace. I have been doing this for 18 years. So what I usually say when people say that is, ‘It’s like being an English graduate student for the rest of your life. And you have a paper due every Monday.'” (Via Read&Breathe)