Yeah, you know it really isn’t the cov­erage of the Red Sox as a base­ball team,” said Dan Kennedy, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern uni­ver­sity and a fre­quent media com­men­tator. “I’m not wor­ried that sud­denly trades the Red Sox make will be eval­u­ated in a more pos­i­tive light, but the Red Sox are really a very sig­nif­i­cant busi­ness and civic player in Boston.”

Kennedy believes everyone will be watching to make sure the Globe doesn’t waver in its jour­nal­istic pur­suit of the Red Sox, a lesson the news­paper can learn from ESPN.

People often talk about there’s not enough diver­sity in the media,” he said. “In fact some­times in moments like this you see that there’s more diver­sity than maybe we real­ized because this has been widely reported by other media. It’s been a real neg­a­tive for ESPN.”


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