April 10th: At UMass Boston, courses abruptly canceled
This article, part of an ongoing series by staff writer Laura Krantz, provides more updates about the situation at UMass Boston. The school is struggling immensely as they attempt to restructure and reorganize to solve their financial issues. UMass Boston is an important school for many local commuters and has a large population of minority students. It is in a chaotic state financially and many people are worried about its future and place in the community. Krantz did a great job in continuing her investigation into the matter and keeping the public informed.
The article is structured in a very traditional manner, with an informative lead and proper transitioning and format. Quotes are withheld until the fourth paragraph and specific names aren’t mentioned at first. Krantz did an impressive job in making the article flow well despite the fact that a good amount of the key people involved refused to comment. The article is easy to read and very informative; it is an important subject for the Globe to cover.
Throughout my analysis of the Boston Globe, I have found the paper to be one of my favorites. It does a fantastic job of balancing local and national news and is structured very well. It is an easy website to access and remains largely unbiased with writers sticking to the facts. The Globe is one of the most important papers in the country and as I have monitored it weekly, I have seen its importance first-hand.