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|Founder||Joe Azaria and John Vader|
|Company||American Media, Inc.|
|Based in||Boca Raton, Florida|
Globe is a supermarket tabloid first published North America on November 10, 1954 in Montreal, Canada as Midnight by Joe Azaria and John Vader and became the chief competitor to the National Enquirer during the 1960s. In 1978 it changed its name to the Midnight Globe after its publisher, Globe Communications, and eventually changed its name to Globe. The newspaper, as well as most of its rivals, is now owned by American Media Inc. and is published out of American Media's headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. Globe covers a widespread range of topics, including politics, celebrity news, human interest and high-profile crime stories. It recently[when?] led the fight to try to save TV's All My Children and One Life to Live.
In mid-November 1995, Globe caused controversy by publishing Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez's autopsy photos, causing retailers in her home region of South Texas to pull and dispose of that edition of the tabloid. The same pulling occurred in Boulder, Colorado in 1997, when autopsy photos of JonBenét Ramsey were published in the tabloid, though one local retailer retained stock of that edition.
In 2003, Globe caused controversy by publishing the name of Kobe Bryant's accuser and putting her picture on its cover. Traditionally, media in the United States have refrained from revealing the names of alleged victims of sex crimes. Globe Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Rodack defended the magazine's decision to publish her name in an article for the Poynter Journalism Institute.
Earlier, Globe had named the accuser in the William Kennedy Smith rape case, achieving notoriety for that move. The paper also printed the transcribed tapes of Frank Gifford's affair at a New York City hotel, cheating on his wife, Kathie Lee Gifford.
Globe has a tendency to focus on more news and political-oriented content than its sister papers, although a fair share of celebrity content is present. It published deathbed photos of Gary Coleman on June 9, 2010, claiming the diminutive former child actor was murdered.
Entertainer Debbie Reynolds joined Globe in 2010 as the magazine's advice columnist. Her column was later replaced by Jeffrey Rodack's Straight Talk. Rodack's column now is published only on JeffRodack.com.
In 2001, the offices of American Media in Boca Raton, Florida, were attacked with anthrax. A photo editor with The Sun, a sister publication to Globe, died from exposure to it, and the building was sealed for three years.
- "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
- "Poynter Online - Globe Defends Decision to Publish Photo, Name of Kobe Accuser". Poynter.org. 2003-11-06. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
- Official website - Globe tabloid web site.
- Index of legal cases filed against The Globe in connection with JonBenet Ramsey coverage
- Inside the Globe; A tabloid reporter who taped his bosses tells all by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, The Washington Monthly, June 1999.