Boston Globe inks new 10-year agreement to print Boston Herald
The Boston Globe has reached a new 10-year agreement with the Boston Herald to print the entire press run of the tabloid starting in July.
Under an existing agreement, the Globe prints and delivers about one-third of the Herald’s print circulation. Since 2012, the Globe has printed and delivered the Herald’s city edition, Sunday through Friday, as well as the newspaper’s full press run on Saturdays.
The Herald stopped printing and delivering its own papers after the company moved out of its long-time South End property and cut print and labor costs. The Globe and the Herald remain separate companies.
“This agreement represents an important component for the future of our business,” said Richard E. Masotta, Globe vice president of operations.
Boston Herald Publisher Patrick Purcell said, “The newspaper industry, as well as other traditional media companies, has undergone a radical transformation in recent years. In the face of that change, it has never been more important for newspapers to implement ways in which they can be more efficient.”
In addition to the Herald, the Globe prints and delivers the Patriot Ledger of Quincy, the Enterprise of Brockton, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, and regional editions of The New York Times, among other papers.Beth Healy can be reached at email@example.com.