3rd Time: Where’s the Globe’s Wayne Woodlief Obit?

August 23, 2017

From our Are You Kidding? desk

As the headscratching staff has been asking for two weeks now, why has the Boston Globe failed to run an obituary for Boston Herald reporter/columnist Wayne Woodlief, who died at the age of 82 on August 12?

The Herald, of course, memorialized Wayne right away. As did the Nieman Foundation.

Wayne Woodlief, NF ’66 and former political columnist, dies at 82

Longtime Boston Herald political columnist and 1966 Nieman Fellow Wayne Woodlief died on Aug. 12 at the age of 82.

A graduate of Duke University, he began his journalism career as a sportswriter and later a city politics reporter for the Ledger-Star in Norfolk, Va. He then moved on to join The Virginian-Pilot/Ledger-Star’s Washington, D.C., bureau.

In 1974, Woodlief became the Boston Herald-American’s Washington correspondent. He was promoted as the newspaper’s political editor in 1977 but missed the beat and returned to reporting.

 

But still nothing from the Globe.

Bad form, Globeniks. Bad form.

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Hark! The Herald! (John Paul II Edition)

July 6, 2013

From our Walt Whitman desk

You know that visit to Boston Pope John Paul II made in 1979? Turns out it was all the Boston Herald’s doing.

Page 6  of today’s feisty local tabloid:

 

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Close-up:

 

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So forever-orange-tinted George Regan says it was, well, George Regan who got it done back in ’79.

And orange we glad he did.

Badda-boom.