Editorials represent the official view of The Boston Globe as a community institution, which is why they aren't signed by individual writers. The editorial board of the Globe consists of eight members, each with his or her own area of expertise (foreign affairs, education, health care, etc.).
Members meet daily to determine editorial direction, priorities, and how to respond to breaking news. Each member conducts independent research and often the whole board gathers for briefings with policymakers, advocates, or academic experts on a topic before reaching a position.
The publisher of the newspaper, John Henry, reserves the right to veto an editorial and usually determines political endorsements for high office, working in consultation with Ellen Clegg, editor of the editorial page.