Tom Farragher is leaving the Boston Globe Spotlight Team to write enterprise pieces and assist with major news stories. He’ll have the title of Globe associate editor.
From: [editor] McGrory, Brian
Date: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 3:45 PM
Subject: Tom Farragher
To: [Globe editorial]
If we accept that all good things must come to an end, then I’ve now learned that all great things are finite as well. Tom Farragher has let me know that his eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team are enough. At his request, Tom will return to the newsroom to write high impact enterprise stories, report and help oversee projects, and contribute to our coverage of major news events, taking the well-earned title of associate editor in this new role.
Tom’s decision closes out a spectacular run in Spotlight, one which saw an ambitious expansion of the reach and scope of our elite investigative unit. Under Tom’s leadership, there were no sacred cows, no targets too big or powerful, no topics too unwieldy or complex. The results were immediate and deep – state reviews, Justice Department investigations, IRS raids, and grand jury indictments. When Tom writes (he’s a stellar wordsmith, by the way), systems change and officials are often at risk of jail./CONTINUES Read More