(First in an occasional series illustrating the essential difference between the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald)
The Sunday Boston dailies provided a stark contrast in what they’re willing to devote major real estate to in their newsholes.
Start with the Boston Herald, which is obsessed with Puppy Doe, a pit bull that “was severely beaten, starved, burned and stabbed in the eye” after being adopted from the Craigslist pet section – and eventually euthanized.
Representative sample from a week ago:
Now comes yesterday’s two-page spread (complete with the Herald’s ever-present E-edition Random Little Green Numbers – because the feisty local tabloid apparently has Joe Cocker as its webmaster).
Crosstown at the Boston Sunday Globe, a very different tragedy occupied its attention.
Page One piece by Meg Murphy and Steven Wilmsen:
The jump is four full pages of heartwarming heartbreak about five-year-old Caroline Cronk’s battle with cancer .
Draw your own conclusions.