New York Times Company
Marcus Brauchli is out, and Marty Baron is in, as top editor of The Washington Post, the company announced this morning.
Bolstered by higher-than-predicted subscription rates, the 'Times' gets more aggressive about charging for online content
Apparently bolstered by the success of the so-called metered model program in its first 12 months, Times Co. executives have decided to alter a key element of it: Readers will now get 10 free articles a month rather than 20, a sign that the Times has become more confident that its most devoted readers are willing to pay for its journalism in digital form. Articles linked via blogs and social media will remain free, as will the homepage and section fronts of nytimes.com.
A year into the 'Times' digital subscription program, analysts and insiders see surprising success, and more challenges to come
Inside the building, the success of the meter model has inspired a new confidence among the Times' journalists.
"It's given a renewed sense of confidence to the place, that they pulled off something this big and this hard and made it work," one senior newsroom source told Capital.
But it's only the beginning, and there are signs that making this model continue to work at an increasing scale will take significant effort and resources.(4)
Frons previously served as the Times Media Group's chief technology officer of digital operations. But he also has some pretty solid stripes as a journalist on his resume.
Arthur Sulzberger tells shareholders that the Times' search for a new C.E.O. is still in 'early stages'
The New York Times Company's search for a new chief executive "is in its early stages," according to Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the company's chairman and interim chief executive.
"Our board seeks to find an appropriate executive with digital and brand-building experience to help guide this company and its long term growth strategy," said Sulzberger Thursday morning on a conference call with analysts, which came on the heels of a major shakeup in company leaderhip and the $143 million sale of 16 smaller newspapers that made up its Regional Media Group.
The segment spans a handful of local markets in Florida, California, Alabama, Louisiana and the Carolinas, including titles such as the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Santa Rosa-based Press Democrat. It does not include The Boston Globe, which the company also owns but runs separately as part of the New England Newspaper Group. (Find a complete list here.)