WBUR News New York Times Co. To Sell 'Boston Globe' February 21, 2013 Listen Pause Loading Error / Download Embed Code Copy/paste the following code Donate By Curt Nickisch, NPR The company said it wanted to focus on The New York Times — its flagship newspaper. The Times bought the Globe for a record $1.1 billion in 1993. Copyright 2016 WBUR. To see more, visit WBUR. Copyright NPR. View this article on npr.org.