Stories tagged with New York Times

The well-connected Bennet family

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 14, 2016 at 11:50am   |   0 Comments

When the New York Times announced last month that James Bennet would become the new editorial page editor, it noted that the departing editor, Andrew M. Rosenthal, was the son of the legendary A.M. Rosenthal, editor of the newspaper.

Father-and-son media dynasties

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 31, 2014 at 10:10am   |   0 Comments

The recently announced succession of Murdoch boys at News Corp. prompts New York Times writer David Carr to note the dominance of father-son relationships at the top of many media companies.

New York Times sells the Boston Globe

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 3, 2013 at 8:10am   |   0 Comments

Red Sox owner John Henry has purchased the Boston Globe.

Friendship lured Frank Rich from the Times

By A. James Memmott   |   March 3, 2011 at 8:10am   |   0 Comments

Having had what he calls “two dream jobs” (drama critic and op-ed columnist) at The New York Times, Frank Rich is jumping ship for New York magazine.

The facts will out, Paterson says

By Ric Bohy   |   February 27, 2010 at 12:25pm   |   1 Comments

The self-described “accidental governor” of New York, David A. Paterson, ended his campaign for a new, full term yesterday by taking an oath.

Harold Ford Jr. gets a boost from New York Times

By A. James Memmott   |   January 26, 2010 at 8:46am   |   0 Comments

First rule of New York state politics: Unannounced candidates get more attention than candidates who have actually made their intentions known.

Sam Sifton has a face only a gourmet chef could love

By Ric Bohy   |   August 9, 2009 at 9:56am   |   0 Comments

Sam Sifton looks like a good guy. But as he gets ready to begin his new job as the hired gut of The New York Times, that’s caused a minor controversy.

Raymond Harbert, phantom investor in the Times saga

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 2, 2009 at 10:51am   |   0 Comments

Readers following the tribulations of The New York Times are likely to know the names of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu, a big shareholder in the company, and David Geffen, a big would-be shareholder.

Thomas Friedman sees economic meltdown up close

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 26, 2009 at 8:10am   |   1 Comments

If Thomas Friedman’s columns for the New York Times sound a tad glum lately, there’s a reason: Besides the world economic meltdown and his employer’s accumulating red ink, his wife’s fortune has all but evaporated.

Ross G. Douthat follows in footsteps of William Kristol

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 22, 2009 at 1:59pm   |   0 Comments

Like the man he replaced at the New York Times, Ross G. Douthat was a conservative voice in the wilderness during his undergraduate years at Harvard (’02).

Can Arthur G. Sulzberger III go from cub reporter to savior?

By Carol Eisenberg   |   February 19, 2009 at 5:28pm   |   0 Comments

Following in his father’s footsteps, Arthur G. Sulzberger III reports to work Monday as a Metro desk reporter at The New York Times.

Bono to write op-ed columns for New York Times

By Carol Eisenberg   |   October 23, 2008 at 4:12pm   |   0 Comments

How to attract young readers to the Old Gray Lady? Signing rock star Bono as a columnist might be a start.

Judith Miller joins Fox News as pundit

By Carol Eisenberg   |   October 20, 2008 at 3:51pm   |   0 Comments

Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, whose stories about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq were proven wrong after the U.S. invasion, is joining Fox News as an analyst on national security issues.

Sarah Palin reads the New York Times

By A. James Memmott   |   October 7, 2008 at 10:26am   |   0 Comments

Evidently, the McCain-Palin campaign didn’t cancel its subscription to The New York Times despite its accusation last month that the newspaper was “150 percent in the tank” for Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate.

Obama fund-raiser Bill Perkins buys ads to ’stir’ pot on bailout

By Carol Eisenberg   |   October 3, 2008 at 9:20am   |   2 Comments

Who is Bill Perkins, and why he is spending hundreds of thousands on full-page ads in the New York Times decrying the $700-billion bailout?

Street-smart Times columnist David Carr takes on Fox News

By A. James Memmott   |   July 19, 2008 at 9:34am   |   0 Comments

David Carr, a columnist and reporter for The New York Times, has battled his own crack addition; he has survived cancer. Perhaps strengthened by those struggles, he’s now taking on a force that sometimes sends other reporters running for the hills: The PR department of Fox News.

GateHouse Media, Lee Enterprises top newspaper ‘misery index’

By Gary Jacobson   |   July 6, 2008 at 6:14am   |   0 Comments

Rapidly shriveling stock prices have produced a new misery index for the nation’s beleaguered newspaper industry: sky-high stock dividend yields. So high, some observers believe, that some cash-strapped companies will soon have to cut dividends, putting even more pressure on their stock prices.

Retired military officers act as Pentagon media machine

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 21, 2008 at 8:30am   |   0 Comments

David Barstow provided a fascinating report in yesterday’s New York Times, about the Bush administration’s courting of retired military brass who provide military analysis to the TV networks and other media outlets.

Howell Raines, media critic

By A. James Memmott   |   January 16, 2008 at 10:50am   |   0 Comments

Howell Raines, a frequent target of media critics, has decided to become a media critic himself.

The former executive editor of The New York Times, who lost his job in 2003 in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal, will serve as media columnist for Conde Nast Portfolio.

David Pogue builds geek publishing empire

By A. James Memmott   |   January 4, 2008 at 6:06am   |   0 Comments

In technology, 2007 was the year of the iPhone. All that hype followed by all those sales. No wonder Time magazine declared the iPhone the invention of the year.

In technology writing and video performing, 2007 had to be the year of the ubiquitous David Pogue, a self-proclaimed “card-carrying nerd” with the ability to translate techno speak into plain English.

“The NY Times tech guru is a playful geek whose love and passion for all things gadgety shines through with every over-the-top video he makes,” wrote the people at

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