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Chief content officerDylan Howard
Total circulation
(December 2011)
FounderJoe Azaria
CompanyAmerican Media, Inc.
Based inBoca Raton, Florida

Globe, is a supermarket tabloid based in Boca Raton, Florida. It covers politics, celebrity, human interest, and crime stories, largely employing sensationalist tabloid journalism. It was established in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1954.


Globe was first published in North America on November 10, 1954,[2] in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, as Midnight, as a "bi-weekly ... devoted to Montreal night life",[2] by Sunday Express's Joe Azaria[3][4][5][6][7][8] who later hired John Vader,[9] and Colin Gravenor.[10]

During the 1960s, Midnight became the chief competitor to the National Enquirer.[citation needed]

In 1978, it changed its name to the Midnight Globe after its publisher, Globe Communications, and eventually to Globe.

In 1999, American Media bought parent Globe Communications.[11]

Circa 1991, Globe caused controversy by publishing the name of the accuser in the William Kennedy Smith rape case.[citation needed]

Globe caused controversy by publishing the transcribed tapes of Frank Gifford's affair at a New York City hotel, cheating on his wife, Kathie Lee Gifford.[12]

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.[citation needed]

In 1997, Globe caused controversy by publishing autopsy photos[13] of JonBenét Ramsey,[12] causing retailers in her home region of Boulder, Colorado to pull that edition, though one local retailer retained stock of that edition.[citation needed]

Main article: 2001 anthrax attacks

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.[citation needed]

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.[14]

On June 9, 2010, Globe caused controversy by publishing deathbed photos of Gary Coleman claiming the former child actor was murdered.[15]

In 2013, it led the fight to try to save TV's All My Children and One Life to Live.[16]

In 2017, Globe was published out of American Media, Inc. headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, and Dylan Howard, oversaw publication.[17][18]

On April 18, 2019, it was announced that American Media Inc. had agreed to sell Globe to Hudson Group.[19][20] On April 18, 2019, AMI agreed to sell Globe and also the National Enquirer and National Examiner to Hudson Group.[19][20]

Globe has a tendency to focus on more news and political-oriented content than its sister papers.[citation needed]

Further reading


  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "On and Off the Record". The mornal Gazette. November 8, 1954 – via Google News Archive Search.
  3. ^ "Joe Azaria dies in Costa Rica". National Post. Toronto. April 10, 2001. Retrieved 8 July 2022 – via Hugh Doherty.
  4. ^ "THE PRESS: Joe Azaria: the man from Bagdad who runs Canada's rawest scandal sheet". Maclean's. September 21, 1963. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  5. ^ BELL, DON (October 15, 1966). "WHAT MAKES JOE AZARIA RUN? MONEY!". Maclean's. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  6. ^ Tu Thanh Ha (April 4, 2001). "His rags made his riches". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 8 July 2022 – via Prelude and fugues.
  7. ^ "Obituary for JOSEPH AZARIA (Aged 72)". The Gazette. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 30 March 2001. p. 28. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  8. ^ Bisbort, Alan (2008). Media Scandals. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-313-34766-5.
  9. ^ Gravenor, Kristian. "Joe Azaria's missing manuscript". Coolopolis. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  10. ^ Gravenor, Kristian (June 16, 2001). "Father Knows Best". Saturday Night Magazine. Retrieved 8 July 2022 – via coolopolis.
  11. ^ Kuczynski, Alex (November 2, 1999). "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; Leading Tabloid Publisher to Buy a Big Competitor". The New York Times.
  12. ^ a b Jeffrey Scott Shapiro (June 1999). "Inside the Globe; A tabloid reporter who taped his bosses tells all". The Washington Monthly. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  13. ^ Index of legal cases filed against The Globe in connection with JonBenet Ramsey coverage
  14. ^ "Poynter Online - Globe Defends Decision to Publish Photo, Name of Kobe Accuser". 2003-11-06. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
  15. ^ Hartenstein, Meena (June 9, 2010). "Globe Magazine publishes shocking deathbed photo of Gary Coleman". New York Daily News. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  16. ^ Meighan, Cate (January 19, 2013). "GLOBE Helps Secures Victory for Soap Fans: All My Children and One Life To Live Return!".
  17. ^ Dool, Greg (October 26, 2017). "Us Weekly Editor James Heidenry Out at American Media, Inc". Folio.
  18. ^ "American Media, Inc. Names Dylan Howard Chief Content Officer of the AMI Celebrity Group". PR Newswire. Oct 26, 2017.
  19. ^ a b "National Enquirer To Be Sold To Hudson News Heir James Cohen : NPR". NPR.
  20. ^ a b "Hudson Media buys National Enquirer for $100 million in wake of Trump, Bezos scandals - ABC News". ABC News.