In the middle of a huge, massive, constantly changing news story, the Boston Globe was a beacon in the journalistic night. When CNN and The New York Post (is that even really a newspaper?) were screwing up more than they were getting right, The Boston Globe kept plugging away.
Their reporters covered the biggest news story of the year with grace under pressure and scant hours of sleep. They reminded us why newspapers are still the best place to get reliable and objective news.
Today, the Chicago Tribune sent The Boston Globe pizzas for lunch. The accompanying note read,
To the Boston Globe newsroom:
We can only imagine what an exhausting and heartbreaking week it's been for you and your city. But do know your newsroom colleagues here in Chicago and across the country stand in awe of your tenacious coverage. You make us all proud to be journalists.
We can't buy you lost sleep, so at least let us pick up lunch.
Your friends at the Chicago Tribune
What a lovely thank you to the men and women at the Boston Globe. They didn't go above and beyond- they did their job. The extensive reporting, the in-depth coverage, the thought-provoking editorials and thoughtful columns- that's what journalists do.
Thank you to all at the Boston Globe for doing a damn fine job and thanks to the Chicago Tribune for making all of us Chicagoans proud.
Well done to all.