Editorial: Baron leaves behind rich legacy in journalism

Staff Editorial

Marty Baron has announced he will be retiring from his over 40-year-long journalism career at the end of February.

Baron’s career will leave a long-lasting mark on journalism and will be remembered for his contributions to the production of incredible news pieces over the years that will be remembered for years to come.

The most notable work he was involved with is the investigation of the Catholic Church that led to the discovery of the church cases of sexual assault. The story broke while Baron was the editor-in-chief of the Boston Globe.

His ability to lead his staffs through years of important and sensitive news, especially in a time when journalism is needed more than ever, is something to be admired.

We at The Daily Eastern News know what it means to have a strong editor to have your back when you’re just starting out or working on your first big stories. We all have our own Marty who has led and mentored us during our time here.

We hope that Baron’s legacy of fantastic leadership continues on well after his retirement in those who have worked alongside him over the years.

Marty Baron’s dedication to good, honest news is something we hope we can emulate as professionals and we look forward to seeing the leaders he has helped shape begin leading a whole new generation of journalists.