Ted Cruz is coming to New York. [Reid Pillifant]
Bloomberg accused the Times of racial bias in their coverage of public safety, which the paper called "absurd." [Azi Paybarah]
There's still no firm date for when News Corp. will break up. [Joe Pompeo]
Headline: "Is Anthony Weiner past the punchline phase yet?" [Josh Benson]
Claudia Gonzalez, whose influence over Sulzberger's schedule and ideas about the company were reported on in several outlets, is apparently no longer in the picture.
Thompson, who was named C.E.O. eight months after the Times Company ousted his predecessor, Janet Robinson, has recently come under scrutiny as a result of the scandal enveloping his previous fiefdom, the BBC, which he headed from 2004 until earlier this year.
Scotland Yard is currently investigating claims that the late legendary BBC host Jimmy Savile sexually abused as many as 300 women and underage girls in the course of his three decades working for the U.K. broadcast giant.
Arthur Sulzberger Jr. 'satisfied' that incoming 'Times' chief Mark Thompson not stained by BBC scandal
On Thursday morning, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. trumpeted a resounding vote of confidence for Mark Thompson, who will replace him on Nov. 12 as as chief executive of The New York Times Company, a role Sulzberger has filled on an interim basis for nearly the past year.
Spearheaded by Times Company chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the goal of the program, which until recently had been called "Invest in the Core," is to extend the reach of the Times brand by increasing investment in four areas—mobile, video, social engagement, and new global markets—with resources made available partially by the sale of other properties.
The New York Times Company has named Mark Thompson, director-general of the BBC, as its new C.E.O., capping off a more than seven-month search for its new leader.
"Our board has made meaningful progress in the search for a new C.E.O. and we expect to have more to share with you before the end of this quarter," said Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the chairman and interim C.E.O. of the Times Company, during its quarterly earnings call this morning.
At the 'Times,' a letter to Sulzberger asks him to 'reconsider' firing beloved media lawyer George Freeman
"Time and again, he has gone to bat intelligently, fearlessly and articulately for Times journalists against all sorts of threats from people and institutions we have written the truth about," the letter, which was obtained by Capital after it was sent via email last Thursday evening, reads in part.
"I have no doubt that we will find the right candidate, and I'm looking forward to that," he said.
As for the state of the C.E.O. search, Sulzberger said in prepared marks earlier in the call that the company had "made progress." He noted the recent hiring of the executive recruitment firm Spencer Stuart.
But that doesn't necessarily mean they're closing in on anyone in particular just yet.
"We are looking both internally and externally for an executive who meets our needs," he said.(1)