Why Buy a Yacht When You Can Buy a Newspaper?

Billionaires aren’t usually cast as saviors of democracy. But one way they are winning plaudits for civic-minded endeavors is by funding the Fourth Estate.

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He Redefined ‘Racist.’ Now He’s Trying to Build a Newsroom.

The author Ibram Kendi and The Boston Globe team up to cover racism, inspired by Boston’s 19th century abolitionist newspapers.

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New Boston Police Leader Put on Leave as Domestic Abuse Allegations Surface

The mayor said the 1999 abuse allegations “were not known to me or my staff” when the commissioner, Dennis White, was sworn in.

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Kathleen Kingsbury Is Named New York Times Opinion Editor

She spent seven months as the section’s interim head after replacing James Bennet, who resigned under pressure. Now she officially takes a job that has been a steppingstone to the top editor position at The Times.

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Linda Henry, Who Owns Boston Globe With Her Husband, Becomes Its C.E.O.

She takes the reins at a time of rising tensions between management and the paper’s union.

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The Power of Community Bail Funds

Efforts to keep lives from being ruined by exorbitant bail are the true public safety threats.

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Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing.

The ultimate old-school editor is grappling with a moment of cultural reckoning.

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