In a new story today, the Boston Phoenix writes about prospects for The Boston Globe, with emphasis on Christopher Mayer (left), named publisher last fall. "If the New York Times Co. was going to pick yet another publisher," a long-time Globe veteran tells the alternative weekly, "they finally found someone who understands both the Globe and the local community. Chris worked his way up — he's been at the Globe 22 years — so he knows everybody, and he's very well liked and respected. The last two publishers parachuted in; nobody knew who the hell they were. With Mayer, there's no learning curve — and there's no issue of, 'How do we get the employees behind this guy?'"
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