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Former Times Publisher Sulzberger Dead at 86

Arthur O. ran paper for more than 30 years

(Newser) - Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger has died at age 86, and the Times has a lengthy obituary here about the man it says "transformed" the paper his grandfather bought in 1896. Sulzberger took over in 1964 and ran the newspaper for more than three decades, emphasizing... More »

Debt May Force Sulzbergers to Sell NYT Stake

Family still spending like it's 1999; Mexico's Slim waits in wings

(Newser) - The Ochs-Sulzberger family may be forced to sell its controlling interest in the New York Times, according to the rival Post, which helpfully points out that family members are also spending far more than they're pulling down at the paragraph factory. Thanks to the recession and the newspaper’s floundering... More »

Sulzberger: the Wrong Savior for the New York Times

(Newser) - Newspaper scion Arthur Sulzberger Jr., who "has spent a lifetime faithfully placing his feet in his father’s footsteps," Mark Bowden writes in Vanity Fair, may be exactly the wrong guy to pull the New York Times out of the financial death spiral it seems to be in.... More »

Slim Loans NYT Co. $250M

Mexican billionaire will own 17% of company, but gets no special voting shares

(Newser) - The New York Times Company announced last night that it had cut a deal with Mexico's Carlos Slim, the world's second-richest man, for a $250 million loan. Slim will receive common shares over six years, at the end of which he will own 17% of the corporation. But he will... More »

Caroline-Besotted Times Yanks Palin Comparison

Watered-down coverage of Senate hopeful's media shielding raises eyebrows

(Newser) - The New York Times watered down its own story about press-shy Caroline Kennedy's awkward Upstate New York visit last week, Gawker reports. The first version posted online noted the similarity to Sarah Palin, as her aides whisked her away from reporters questioning her experience. But the provocative Palin reference vanished... More »

Times Bars Note on Caroline's Rumored Affair With Publisher

'We don't report that stuff,' sniffs Gray Lady

(Newser) - The New York Times will report almost anything newsworthy—except a rumored affair between its publisher and Caroline Kennedy, Gawker reports. When a reader commented on the paper’s City Room blog wondering if the Times would address the gossip surrounding the two, the comment was deleted with the explanation... More »

Times Editor Slams Times for Failing to Cover ... Times

Ombudsman: Paper's missing a great story

(Newser) - In an attention-getting column in yesterday's Times, public editor Clark Hoyt criticized the paper for failing to report on its own business challenges, thereby avoiding conflict with the publisher. Hoyt, who is charged with representing the interests of readers, wrote that the Times has hit a "rough patch,"... More »

The Class System at Dow Jones

how class system favors Dow Jones

(Newser) - In rejecting Rupert Murdoch's offer for Dow Jones, the Bancroft family provides a textbook example of the case for—and against—dual class shares for media companies. With their shares carrying ten times the voting power of publicly traded shares, the family has the power to spurn a suitor it... More »

The CEO of The Post Defends The Times in The Journal

Families that Stick Together Stay Together

(Newser) - Donald Graham is the CEO of the Washington Post Company. He is the scion of the Graham family, which controls the Post through a dual stock structure. He explains that a dual stock structure allows a founding family or a subsequent private purchaser to use a class of public stock... More »

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