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NYT's Carr on Firing: 'Lack of Decorum Was Stunning'

Column reveals reason for rift between Abramson, Baquet

(Newser) - Pity David Carr; it can't be easy to write a media column on the New York Times firing Jill Abramson ... for the New York Times . But that's what Carr did today, and it's illuminating, revealing a possible reason for the ouster. The firing was the most "... More »

NYT Publisher: Abramson 'Could Not Win Back' Colleagues

Arthur Sulzberger Jr blames her for the debacle

(Newser) - Now, it's his turn: New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr responded yesterday to the wave of outrage over the firing of former executive editor Jill Abramson, saying "she had lost support of her masthead colleagues and could not win it back." In a statement, Sulzberger said... More »

All the Theories on Why Abramson Got the Boot

Unequal pay? Being 'pushy'? One thing is clear: It was a shock

(Newser) - It's still not officially clear why Jill Abramson got abruptly booted as executive editor of the New York Times, but theories certainly abound:
  • Abramson knew her days were numbered, sources tell Gabriel Sherman at Daily Intelligencer , but everyone was "shocked" at how quickly the end came, says one
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NY Times Boss: We're Not for Sale

Arthur Sulzberger firm following Washington Post purchase

(Newser) - The Washington Post and Boston Globe may be changing hands, but don't expect the same fate for the New York Times , says publisher and chair Arthur Sulzberger Jr. "Will our family seek to sell the Times? The answer to that is no. The Times is not for sale,... More »

Abramson Named as NYT's First Female Editor

Bill Keller resigns, will write full time

(Newser) - Jill Abramson will become the New York Times ' first female executive editor in 160 years, succeeding Bill Keller, who is leaving the post to write full-time for the paper. Abramson, a former investigative reporter and Washington bureau chief, has served as managing editor since 2003. Born and raised in... More »

NY Times Paywall Starts This Month

Unlimited access will be $15 a month

(Newser) - The New York Times website will start charging customers for unlimited access starting March 28, the newspaper announced . Users will be able to read up to 20 articles for free, but beyond that, they’ll have to pay $15 per month for full access to the site and mobile app.... More »

Journal vs. Times: Sharks vs. Jets Style

Taiwanese animators explain the news again

(Newser) - Here's everything you need to know about the turf war between the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times in the Big Apple ... in animated form. (Get ready for Rupert Murdoch with a fin, and a Jets vs. Sharks homage). The YouTube video comes from Taiwanese New Media Animation,... More »

Sulzberger: We'll Stop Printing Times, 'Date TBD'

It's coming 'sometime in the future'

(Newser) - This from Arthur Sulzberger Jr.: "We will stop printing the New York Times sometime in the future, date TBD." OK, "this sounds obvious," writes Henry Blodget at Business Insider , "but it's a big deal." Unless the paper finds a "sugar-daddy," it will... More »

New York Times 'Hurting the Nation'

Bill O'Reilly guest Lt. Col. Ralph Peters condemns story

(Newser) - Lt. Col. Ralph Peters thinks the New York Times is hurting America. OK, so lots of conservatives think that all the time, but the Fox News strategic analyst has a particular bone to pick with the yesterday's front-page story about the US' expanded ground operations in the middle east, and... More »

Murdoch Uses Sulzberger Image for 'Girly Man' Story

Feud between Journal and Times getting nasty

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch uses his Wall Street Journal today to tweak rival publisher Arthur Sulzberger of the New York Times. In a collage of photos illustrating a story on feminine-looking men, a familiar image shows up. "There is, in the bottom image of the lower quadrant of a male face,... More »

NY Times Announces Paywall Plan

But that plan doesn't have the details

(Newser) - If you want to read the New York Times online, it's going to cost you—but not for everything and not until next year. The Times confirmed its planned paywall today, but execs “could not yet answer fundamental questions about the plan.” The Times will allow users to... More »

Geffen Sought Stake in NY Times

Media mogul rebuffed after bid for 20% of company

(Newser) - Media mogul and DreamWorks co-founder David Geffen recently offered to buy nearly 20% of the struggling New York Times Company, Fortune reports. Geffen offered market price, currently $194 million, for the shares owned by Harbinger Capital Management. But the hedge fund rejected his offer as too low. He hasn't been... 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 »

Times Co. Won't Go Private, Sulzberger Says

'We unequivocally believe in our future' despite revenue falloff

(Newser) - The New York Times Company does not intend to take itself or its flagship newspaper private, the Wall Street Journal reports. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. also told a shareholder meeting today that Carlos Slim, the Mexican billionaire who recently bought a large stake in the company, had no interest in... More »

As Staffers Take Pay Cuts, NYT Execs Get Bonuses

CEO's pay went up $1.5M last year

(Newser) - New York Times Co. executives have taken big bonuses as their newsrooms endure layoffs and pay cuts, a proxy statement filed with the SEC reveals. At the eye of the storm is CEO Janet Robinson, whose compensation in 2008 was more than $1 million greater than her 2007 salary and... 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 »

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 »

Murdoch Sees Opportunity in NYT's Troubles

Bio says he'd love to acquire it, make Sulzberger his 'puppet'

(Newser) - First the Journal and next the New York Times? The Economist takes a look at Rupert Murdoch's "ever-stronger" ambition to acquire the Times, as laid out in a new biography, The Man Who Owns the News, by Newser founder Michael Wolff. Murdoch views the Times as his "favorite... More »

NYC's Elites Want More of the Mayor

Papers, biz leaders on board for another Bloomberg term

(Newser) - New York’s opinion leaders are presenting a united front in favor of suspending term limits so Michael Bloomberg can serve a third term as mayor, David Carr writes for the New York Times. With the city facing job loss and financial crisis, everyone likes Mike, at least for another... More »

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