Finally, some Boston journalism news we can smile about.
The Boston Globe proved both resilient and resourceful during the marathon bombing crisis, and became a vital source of information for readers everywhere. The Globe, like just about everyone else covering the story, had an exhausting week, made all the more draining because the attacks and their aftermath took place right in the paper's backyard.
So the Chicago Tribune was really speaking for everyone when, on Monday, it surprised the Globe newsroom with dozens of pizzas for lunch and the following note:
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.
As the Washington Post's Gene Weingarten tweeted, "Awww. Journalist love."