Stories in the category Newspapers

The well-connected Bennet family

By Laurie Bennett

April 14, 2016 at 11:50am

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.

Politico’s founding CEO becomes Washington Post publisher

By Laurie Bennett

September 2, 2014 at 10:19am

Katharine Weymouth is being replaced as publisher of the Washington Post, ending eight decades of leadership by the Graham family.

A newspaper food chain, from newsman to investment firm

By Muckety

September 4, 2013 at 12:57pm

Another newspaper deal announced Wednesday presents us with another opportunity to draw a “food chain” map.

Kochs won’t buy Tribune papers

By Muckety

August 23, 2013 at 5:30am

The Koch brothers have decided not to pursue acquisition of Tribune Company newspapers.

Rich guys and newspapers

By Laurie Bennett

August 6, 2013 at 6:42am

It used to be that newspaper barons got rich after they bought the papers.

New York Times sells the Boston Globe

By Laurie Bennett

August 3, 2013 at 8:10am

Red Sox owner John Henry has purchased the Boston Globe.

Kochs weigh purchase of Tribune newspapers

By Laurie Bennett

April 21, 2013 at 9:09am

The libertarian Koch brothers, seeking new ways to broaden their already significant influence on American politics, are considering an acquisition of eight newspapers from the Tribune Company, the New York Times reports.

Tribune exits bankruptcy with new board

By Laurie Bennett

December 31, 2012 at 9:42am

Tribune Company emerged from bankruptcy Monday, four years after being crippled by debt in a leveraged buyout by real estate magnate Sam Zell.

Former News Corp. exec charged in phone hacking case

By Laurie Bennett

May 15, 2012 at 5:16am

Rebekah Brooks, former Rupert Murdoch confidant and editor of the News of the World, is being charged with trying to obstruct an investigation into the News Corp. phone hacking scandals.

Ex-Times exec stays busy

By Laurie Bennett

April 30, 2012 at 2:35pm

Since retiring at the end of last year as president and CEO of the New York Times Co., Janet Robinson has moved into leadership positions with organizations regularly covered by the newspaper.

Murdochs testify before Parliament

By Laurie Bennett

July 19, 2011 at 12:45pm

As his son began testifying Tuesday before a Parliamentary committee investigating the News of the World phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch interrupted.

Phone hacking victims list continues to grow

By Laurie Bennett

July 6, 2011 at 10:28am

The News of the World phone hacking scandal has touched so many celebs that we can’t begin to trace them all.

No more toga parties at Tribune Company

By A. James Memmott

October 20, 2010 at 8:01am

Randy Michaels and his management team changed the “work culture” at Tribune Company.

Thomas Frank leaves the Wall Street Journal

By A. James Memmott

August 13, 2010 at 6:01am

The Wall Street Journal has lost its strong liberal voice.

Sheldon Adelson gains influence through newspaper in Israel

By A. James Memmott

August 2, 2010 at 6:38am

Billionaire Sheldon G. Adelson’s venture into journalism would seem to be working, at least in drawing readers.

A columnist, a candidate and a dog

By A. James Memmott

February 21, 2010 at 9:54am

Gail Collins has found one of the best laugh lines in column-writing history, a gift that keeps on giving.

Not every ex-newspaper employee has trouble finding work

By Laurie Bennett

November 22, 2009 at 8:42am

Why do so many former execs of failed media organizations get seats on corporate boards?

Tribune creditors want Zell out

By Ric Bohy

August 16, 2009 at 9:46am

Tribune Company creditors – including investment banks that are owed $8.6 billion – are working on a reorganization that will shove Sam Zell out the door.

Sam Sifton has a face only a gourmet chef could love

By Ric Bohy

August 9, 2009 at 9:56am

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

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.

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