Report: Internal grumbling that 'Times' publisher (and interim C.E.O.) Arthur Sulzberger Jr. travels too much
In a piece today about the "leadership vacuum" at the New York Times Co. following the abrupt exit late last year of C.E.O. Janet Robinson, Bloomberg's Edmund Lee and John Helyar report that some executives are uneasy about chairman Arthur Sulzberger's international travel schedule.
This is not the first time questions have been asked about Sulzberger's travel schedule—or the fact that he now appears to be in a committed cross-continental relationship.
"As the holiday season approaches, we would like to remind you that Bloomberg has a strict policy that prohibits giving or receiving gifts, including meals, tickets or trips," reads a letter that Bloomberg C.F.O. Patti Roskill sent out last week to a group that includes freelancers for Bloomberg title Bloomberg Business Week.
On the wood paneling behind the bench of Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Ronald Zweibel, who has presided over the case of John Haggerty, the political operative accused of stealing a million dollars and change from New York’s billionaire mayor during his $100 million-plus 2009 reelection bid, the motto emblazoned on the wood reads: “IN GOd WE TrUSt.” The letters are all uppercase, but the "d", "r", and second "t" are replacements, smaller and shinier than the others.
The city has found its chief digital officer. Rachel Sterne, the 27-year-old founder of citizen journalism site GroundReport and an adjunct professor of social media and entrepreneurship at the Columbia Business School, will take on the new role created by the Bloomberg administration to coordinate the city's communication efforts and use social media and the web to gather feedback and information from citizens.(2)