Copy Editor

Bill Porter

Porter is an editor on the night copy desk, handling foreign and national, local, and business news. He also helps edit news updates for and, and occasionally writes features for the Metro and Sports pages.

Latest stories

Guns of Gettysburg still echo in New England

By Bill Porter , Globe Staff

New Englanders from farms, city streets, and college campuses were well represented during the Civil War’s bloodiest struggle.

Lou the ox is quietly euthanized at Vt. college

By Bill Porter , Globe Staff

A small liberal arts college, whose decision to slaughter a beloved pair of oxen sparked worldwide outrage, euthanized one of the animals early Sunday morning.

Vermont college stands by its plan to slaughter oxen

By Bill Porter , Globe Staff

Green Mountain College remains steadfast in its decision to slaughter a pair of oxen and then serve their meat in the campus dining hall.

Vermont college feels heat over oxen’s fate

By Bill Porter , Globe Staff

Green Mountain College’s decision to slaughter the aging animals and serve them as hamburger in the campus dining hall has drawn wide protest.