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New York Times CEO Janet Robinson Steps Down; No Replacement Named

AllThingsD – 2011-12-16

New York Times CEO Janet Robinson is stepping down after a seven-year run. The company says it will conduct a job search for her replacement and that, in the interim, publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. will handle her duties as well as his own. The Times will pay Robinson $4.5 million over the next year for "consulting services," the company disclosed in an SEC filing.
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New York Times Digital Subscription Numbers Grow 20 Percent

The New York Times ended 2011 with 390,000 digital subscribers, up about 20 percent from its third-quarter total. Some of the new subscriptions came from the publisher's International Herald Tribune,... | AllThingsD – 2012-02-02

New York Times list coveted by writers -- and remembered

Landing on any best-seller list can skyrocket a writer's career, but the lists published by the New York Times are undoubtedly the most coveted by authors and publishers. Karen Joy Fowler James... | SacBee – 2012-01-22

The New York Times Bits Blog Gets a Billboard

Competition in the technoblogoverse just got a little fiercer! The New York Times Bits technology blog now has its very own billboard on Highway 101. Specifically, the billboard is on 101 southbound... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-19

The New York Times, The Daily and New Yorker Top Performing Titles on Apple’s Newsstand

In 2011, one phrase defined the magazine industry: digital editions. Whether publishers were deciding to take the leap into digitizing their publications, or deciding on what app to develop next,... | Folio Magazine – 2012-01-13

The New York Times Launches Education Travel Program

NEW YORK, January 11, 2012 – The New York Times announced today the launch of Times Journeys (www.TimesJourneys.com), an educational travel program that connects readers and lifelong learners... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-12

The New York Times Public Editor Asks If Paper Should 'Be a Truth Vigilante'

With an already messy primary season underway, many reporters have been bombarded with statements and messages that accuse other public figures of half-truths and outright lies. Politicians, in... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-12

New York Times publishes story investigated by Medill student journalists

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New York Times reporter doesn’t mind that she didn’t interview Obamas for her book

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Financial Times raises cover price to £2.50

Price rise is newspaper's second in three monthsThe Financial Times has pushed through a new year cover price rise of 30p to take the cost of the weekday newspaper to £2.50, meaning it costs readers... | Guardian – 2012-01-04

Times Co. Calls Union Back to Negotiations After CEO Departure

New York Times Co. contacted union leaders about restarting contract negotiations a day after the publisher announced last week the retirement of Chief Executive Officer Janet Robinson, according to... | BusinessWeek – 2011-12-24

A more digital focus for Sun-Times Media after purchase by Chicago investors?

A local investment group is buying up Sun-Times Media for over $20 million in a move that may bring more digital focus to the media company. The Chicago Sun-Times, one of the papers owned by... | Editors Weblog – 2011-12-23

The Sunday Times prepares iPad and Android editions for Christmas Day

The Sunday Times will be published on Christmas Day this year for the first time in its 190-year history, thanks to its new digital versions. | Media Week – 2011-12-22

New York Times to sell its regional newspapers for $145m

The New York Times Company is in "advanced talks" to sell off 16 regional newspapers. It is a further indication that the company is divesting itself of assets to concentrate on its core newspaper... | Guardian – 2011-12-20

Next New York Times CEO could come from the tech sector

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New York Times’ editorial heft puts it above Lifehacker for most-saved stories

Read It Later In a followup post to its study of which writers’ stories are saved the most, Read It Later says that its soon-to-be-published list of most-saved publishers is “quite different than... | Poynter. – 2011-12-15

Times says it should have credited Techdirt for breaking news about music website

Techdirt Thursday, Techdirt’s Mike Masnick broke a story about the federal government finally returning the domain of a music site to its owner after seizing it last year. Friday afternoon, The New... | Poynter. – 2011-12-15

Hard times for the LA Times as editor stands down

Times are tough for the LA Times as Russ Stanton, who has been editor of the paper for the past four years, is standing down amidst the expectation of more job cuts. Stanton leaves the news... | Editors Weblog – 2011-12-14

Collegiate Times shifts publishing to Twitter, Facebook for shooting coverage

The website of Virginia Tech’s independent student newspaper, The Collegiate Times, struggled with traffic as people sought information on a campus shooting Thursday. For a while, the home page... | Poynter. – 2011-12-09

Radio Times drops Santa Claus from Christmas cover

Magazine says Father Christmas could be seen as a 'symbol of over-indulgence', so it opts for tree illustrationSanta Claus has been banished from the cover of the Radio Times Christmas issue this... | Guardian – 2011-12-02

Financial Times Web App Gains One Million Registrants

Financial Times reaches yet another milestone, now boasting one million registrants for its native web app. Apps.FT.com launched in June, after FT decided to go without Apple for its... | Folio Magazine – 2011-11-18

‘In These Times’ publisher fears circulation rising too much

Chicago Reader Circulation of the Chicago liberal publication In These Times has doubled to 22,000 in the last year, though it’s down from more than 40,000 in the 1980s. That’s fine with publisher... | Poynter. – 2011-11-17

Baptist Times to close after 156 years

The Baptist Times is to close after 156 years of continuous weekly print publication. Its website is to close too. Bill Johnston, chairman of the board of directors, said the weekly title will cease... | Guardian – 2011-11-15

L.A. Times releases first e-book, 'A Nightmare Made Real'

The e-book is an expanded version of Times staff writer Christopher Goffard's two-part series this summer on Louis Gonzalez III, a Las Vegas banker accused of kidnapping, torture and sexual assault.... | L.A. Times – 2011-11-14

The Times' Digital Head Steps Down; Conde Goes Hollywood

The executive behind the NYT paywall resigns, a publishing giant sets its sights out West, and NatGeo goes commercial. Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.08.11 New Career Opportunities Daily: The best... | Media Bistro – 2011-11-09

NYT Times Co.'s top digital executive to retire

(11-07) 12:41 PST NEW YORK, (AP) -- Martin Nisenholtz., a New York Times Co. executive who engineered the newspaper publisher's expansion on the Internet and mobile devices, is retiring at the end of... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-11-08

Financial Times sees 1/5th of all online traffic from mobile sites

The Financial Times has adopted a bold digital strategy: it refused to tow the line when it came to Apple's policy that takes 30% of sales revenue for sales through the iTunes App Store, instead... | Editors Weblog – 2011-11-03

Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times to keep names

Both the Oakland Tribune and the Contra Costa Times will retain their names, the company that publishes both announced Thursday. But Tribune subscribers will no longer receive a home-delivered copy... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-10-27

Steve Jobs wanted to help New York Times, bonded with Rupert Murdoch

“Steve Jobs“ In his new biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson describes some of the behind-the-scenes dealings between the Apple CEO and publishers after the iPad was launched in 2010. ”I would... | Poynter. – 2011-10-26

Heinemann buys début by Times columnist

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 21/10/2011 - 10:31 William Heinemann has bought a début novel by Times columnist Sathnam Sanghera about three generations of the same family and... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

New York Times digital subscribers up 40,000

NYT has 324,000 readers paying for online content following strong summer, while its publisher posts healthy Q3 profitThe New York Times has added more than 40,000 new digital subscribers since June,... | Guardian – 2011-10-20

Jewish Times publisher granted bankruptcy extension

Publisher, creditor have until Nov. 25 to develop a reorganization plan that saves the venerable publicationA federal bankruptcy judge has granted a month-long extension to Alter Communications,... | Baltimore Sun – 2011-10-19

Subscribers to The Times website up by 10%

Subscribers to The Times website are up by nearly 10% to more than 111,000 in the three months to the end of September, according to data from publisher News International. | Media Week – 2011-10-17

The WSJ Europe Publisher Walks; The Times Offers Buyouts

The Journal's publisher resigns, Jill Abramson cuts 20, and pressure and sloppiness add up to seven instances of plagiarism for one ex-Politico scribe. Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.14.11 New Career... | Media Bistro – 2011-10-15

Financial Times To Fold Paid Online News Service Tilt

The Financial Times will close FT Tilt, a premium online financial news and analysis service for finance professionals in emerging markets, at the end of October. "We propose to close FT Tilt at the... | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-13

College Bookstores in Dynamic Times

The digital transition and sputtering economy are not only bringing changes to general bookstores, but to college bookstores as well. College stores are dealing with a changed landscape of their own:... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-07

Bragg to judge Sunday Times short story prize

Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 11:59 Broadcaster and author Melvyn Bragg is to join the judging panel for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award for a second year in a row. Bragg... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-26

New York Times ventures into India with a website

The New York Times has launched India Ink, an English-language website offering news and analysis about Indian politics, culture, business, sports and lifestyle. And it's free to access, initially at... | Guardian – 2011-09-12

Creditors vote on fate of Jewish Times publisher

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Apple pulls Financial Times app

The Financial Times digital application has been removed from the iTunes App Store after Apple revised its policy to ensure that it could obtain 30% of all subscription fees purchased within the... | Editors Weblog – 2011-08-31

Time's Up: The Financial Times Heads Out of iTunes

Apple's new subscription rules have finally forced a major publisher out. | AllThingsD – 2011-08-31

Breaking News: BBC Magazines sells its stake to Times of India owner Bennett, Coleman & Co

BBC Worldwide's 50% shareholding in Indian joint venture for magazine publishing, Worldwide Media, is being sold to Times of India owner Bennett, Coleman & Co. | PrintWeek – 2011-08-17

Financial Times iOS web app tops 350k users since launch

FT.com managing director Rob Grimshaw says success gives publishers more leverage with Apple and other tech firmsThe Financial Times' web app for iPhone and iPad is already attracting substantially... | Guardian – 2011-08-05

Financial Times Grows Paid Digital Subs 34 Percent in First Half 2011

While many publishers are still grappling with the question of digital properties and revenue, The Financial Times continues to reap positive benefits from its paid collection model, according to... | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-02

Ben Webster appointed media editor of the Times

Former Daily Mirror columnist Eva Simpson expected to join as correspondentBen Webster, the Times environment editor, has been named as the paper's media editor in a newsroom reshuffle that sees... | Guardian – 2011-07-28

James O’Keefe to New York Times reporter: ‘How can I be sure you’ll be objective and accurate?’

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NY Times’ budget-fixing puzzle offers engagement, promotion lessons

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The New York Times's second-quarter results show the growing significance of digital subscriptions

The New York Times Company, the publisher of the New York Times, released its results for the second quarter of 2011 yesterday. It announced overall operating losses of $114.1 million in the quarter,... | Editors Weblog – 2011-07-22

New York Times journalists to hold ‘office hours’ on Quora

Quora Three New York Times journalists are using the question-and-answer site Quora to engage with readers about their recently published books, Times Associate Managing Editor Jim Schachter wrote... | Poynter. – 2011-07-18

If people stop reading books, maybe New York Times staffers could get back to work

The New York TimesNew York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller describes his staffers’ unending desire to write books. Noting the decline in print publishing, he writes, “Sure, I would miss books —... | Poynter. – 2011-07-14

New York Times begins weekly showcase of its best long-form journalism

The New York TimesStarting today, New York Times editors are picking the week’s best long-form journalism and packaging them into a “Long Story Shortlist,” posted on the Times Magazine’s blog.... | Poynter. – 2011-07-08

Behind the Times paywall figures

The paper is heralding 100,000 digital subscribers. But much of this sign-up won't interest advertisers, on which papers still relyThe Times, one year on, claims 100,000 digital subscribers behind... | Guardian – 2011-07-03

Irish Times names Kevin O'Sullivan as editor

'Popular choice' O'Sullivan, who has been news editor since 2006, succeeds Geraldine KennedyThe new editor of the Irish Times has been named as Kevin O'Sullivan, an internal candidate who has been... | Guardian – 2011-06-23

New York Times got Vargas’ illegal immigrant story after Washington Post passed on it

The Huffington Post / The New York Times Chris Suellentrop describes how The New York Times came to publish journalist Jose Antonio Vargas’ story revealing that he is an illegal immigrant. Vargas... | Poynter. – 2011-06-23

Century to publish Skinner's Times columns

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 17/06/2011 - 10:52 Century has acquired world rights to a book by comedian Frank Skinner, set to feature columns selected from those he has... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-17

Financial Times Sees 100,000 Downloads In Week After HTML Launch

Financial Times has decided to go another way for their digital subscription offering, opting out of the Apple sub model and creating an app through HTML 5, allowing users to get the app experience... | Folio Magazine – 2011-06-17

Financial Times Introduces Web App in Effort to Bypass Apple

A number of publishers have expressed their displeasure with Apple's plan to retain 30 percent of the revenue from subscriptions sold on iTunes. | The New York Times – 2011-06-08

Financial Times Thumbs Nose at Apple with Web App

Just as mainstream publishers are hitching their digital futures to Apple with a deal to sell subscriptions through the company's new Newsstand, one major publisher is saying, in effect, who needs... | AdWeek – 2011-06-07

NY Times columnist: ‘I cannot believe it didn’t leak out’

Lisa Belkin, author of the Times’ parenting blog, The Motherlode, wasn’t in the newsroom Thursday morning for the announcement that Jill Abramson would become the new executive editor of The New... | Poynter. – 2011-06-03

The New York Times appoints woman editor – after 160 years

Jill Abramson to take over as first female editor as the Gray Lady finally redresses gender equality• Jane Martinson: A subway token New YorkerFor 160 years the New York Times has been setting the... | Guardian – 2011-06-03

New York Times appoints Jill Abramson as first female executive editor

Paper's current managing editor to take over from Bill KellerThe New York Times has appointed its first female executive editor in its 160-year history, with Jill Abramson promoted to replace Bill... | Guardian – 2011-06-02

Arrivals and Departures: 'The New York Times', Yahoo News, National Geographic

• Recent investigations into the accuracy of Scott Horton's National Magazine Award-winning story on the Guantanamo Bay suicides have some questioning the value of the MPA prize. Snagging an Ellie... | The New York Observer – 2011-05-25

112 years later, New York Times acknowledges misspelled name in obituary

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Three Reasons To Buy The New York Times

Is the time ripe to place a bet on a brighter and profitable future for the grand dame of the publishing world? | Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-24

Writer Dick Wimmer dies at 74; his novel was rejected 162 times

Creative-writing instructor Dick Wimmer's best lesson for would-be authors may have had more to do with persistence than prose. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-05-23

N.Y. Times Shares Rise 9 Percent On Pay Model

Shares of The New York Times Co. increased nine percent Wednesday after CEO Janet Robinson said that more readers are paying for full access to its website. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-19

The New York Times Sees Page Views Fall 24 percent from March to April

The New York Times may be starting to experience the price of their paywall, as page views for The New York Times Online fell 24.4 percent in April from March numbers. | Folio Magazine – 2011-05-12

‘Not the New York Times’ from 1978 remains the best NYT parody

New York Times “It was a pitch-perfect replica, spiritually and physically,” Jim Dwyer wrote a few years ago. “At that point, the actual newspaper had not been published for two months because of... | Poynter. – 2011-05-11

The Final Edition: Slate reveals the last-ever issue of the New York Times.

Everyone knows journalism is dying. But they might not have realized just how bad things are. Today, after 160 years of publishing, the New York Times decided to call it quits. Click on the button... | Slate – 2011-05-10

L.A. Times publisher is named chief executive of Tribune Co.

Eddy W. Hartenstein will remain publisher of Los Angeles Times Media Group, but names former Times executive Kathy Thomson as its president and chief operating officer.Tribune Corp., owner of the Los... | L.A. Times – 2011-05-07

Tribune Co. picks LA Times publisher as new CEO

(05-06) 12:46 PDT Chicago, IL (AP) -- Tribune Co. has selected the publisher of its largest newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, to be its CEO as it tries to end nearly 2 1/2 years in bankruptcy... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-05-07

L.A. Times sees Sunday circulation climb but daily circulation decline

Times Publisher Eddy W. Hartenstein says the figures for the six months that ended March 31 are the best Sunday results in eight years. They also mark the smallest daily decline in six years.The Los... | L.A. Times – 2011-05-04

New York Times website attracts 100,000 subscribers

Earnings fall 58% as digital advertising fails to make up for a fall in print adsMore than 100,000 people have paid for online access to the New York Times since the paper began charging for it three... | Guardian – 2011-04-22

New York Times Q1 Profit Down 58%

The company's first-quarter net income was $5.42 million or $0.04 per share, down from $12.79 million or $0.08 per share in Q1 of 2010. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-21

NY Times Co.'s 1Q earnings fall on print ad drop

The publisher of The New York Times and 17 other daily newspapers says its first-quarter earnings fell 58 percent because of a decline in print advertising revenue. | Boston.com – 2011-04-21

The New York Times Offers 50 Percent Discount to Subscribers

In an attempt to get readers behind their newly formed paywall, The New York Times has launched a deep discount offer to subscribers, which will run for a 26 week period. | Folio Magazine – 2011-04-07

Will Armstrong's flight from The Times's paywall start a fashion?

The Daily Telegraph's editor, Tony Gallagher, is said to be cockahoop about his latest coup - poaching The Times's fashion editor, Lisa Armstrong, and her deputy, Luke Leitch.No surprise there. It's... | Guardian – 2011-04-02

What was the New Times Magazine like 100 years ago?

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Juggling the Times paywall numbers

Count News Corp's figures one way and you produce growth; look a bit deeper and there's still some way to goRupert Murdoch sat quietly in the front row as Rebekah Brooks briefed Sun and Times... | Guardian – 2011-03-30

Times and Sunday Times hit 79,000 digital subscribers

Online, iPad and Kindle user figure up 20,000 on total for November – although papers' print circulation continues to fallA total of 79,000 people pay to subscribe to the Times and Sunday Times... | Guardian – 2011-03-29

New York Times paywall: built for the digital future?

Debate has focused on the mechanics of the charging scheme rather than whether its $40m cost is really of long-term valueIt is a week since the New York Times finally set a date and a plan for... | Guardian – 2011-03-26

NY Times CEO's 2010 compensation falls 8 percent

(03-18) 16:09 PDT New York, NY (AP) -- The publisher of The New York Times trimmed its CEO's pay package by 8 percent last year as it cut costs in response to a prolonged slump in advertising... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-03-19

The New York Times Unveils Paywall Plan

The New York Times today introduced its new digital subscription plan for charging the heaviest users of its site. The plan takes effect with readers in Canada today, and in the U.S. and the rest of... | Folio Magazine – 2011-03-18

And finally, The New York Times paywall has arrived!

"Today marks a significant transition for The New York Times as we introduce digital subscriptions", announces Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the paper, today, March 17th, on the paper's... | Editors Weblog – 2011-03-17

New York Times to charge for global website access on 28 March

Users in Canada have to pay monthly subscriptions from Thursday ahead of global roll-out at end of MarchThe New York Times started charging for access to its website in Canada on Thursday ahead of a... | Guardian – 2011-03-17

LA Times publisher, Tribune Co. exec calls for quick approval of bankruptcy exit plan

WILMINGTON, Del. - A top executive with Tribune Co. wants a judge to approve the company's plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection as soon as possible. | The Washington Post – 2011-03-15

The Times is biggest year-on-year faller

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Talking about oneself: The New York Times paywall

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Advertisers benefit from The Times paywall, claims News International

News International is claiming that advertisers have benefited from "significant lifts in user engagement and brand recall" due to charging for access to The Times's website.Its claim is based on a... | Guardian – 2011-03-08

The Times paywall claims a 21% lift in brand recall

Advertisers using News International's website for The Times have benefited from significant lifts in user engagement and brand recall, according to the results of a three-month qualitative and... | Media Week – 2011-03-07

Financial Times circulation drifts in turbulent times

As sales fall, you can buy four weeks of the FT for £1. That's a worryingly good dealDear Reader, says a personal email to my queue from the otherwise slightly starchy Financial Times. Do I know... | Guardian – 2011-03-06

The New York Times Magazine to launch redesign

The New York Times Magazine is launching a new design on March 6, according to a press release from the New York Times Company. A preview of the new design is available on its website.Making a... | Editors Weblog – 2011-03-04

What's with the New York Times Magazine adding editor credits to the end of features?

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Another Murdoch joins The Times board - with a retired spy

How independent is independent? With Rupert Murdoch supposedly on the brink of solving his BSkyB dilemma by hiving off Sky News to an independent trust of some sort, we discover that his eldest... | Guardian – 2011-03-02

NY Times columnist Frank Rich leaves for magazine

NEW YORK, March 1 (Reuters) - Frank Rich, a prominent New York Times op-ed columnist and former chief theater critic, is leaving the newspaper to work for New York magazine, the Times said on its Web... | Reuters – 2011-03-02

NY Times chairman determined to charge for online access

Arthur Sulzberger undeterred by long delays to metered scheme and also plans to charge for iPad appArthur Sulzberger, the chairman and publisher of the New York Times, is bullish about plans to... | Guardian – 2011-03-02

A Sign of the Times: Self-Published E-Book Author Makes Millions

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Media Decoder: Frank Rich to Leave The Times for New York Magazine

Frank Rich, who over the course of a three-decade career at The New York Times was theater critic, magazine essayist and Sunday Op-ed columnist, is leaving the paper to join New York magazine. | The New York Times – 2011-03-01

Mantel on Sunday Times short story longlist

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 21/02/2011 - 08:40 Man Booker winner Hilary Mantel and Susan Hill are among the writers longlisted for the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-21

The Sun and Times to include WBD vouchers

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 16/02/2011 - 15:40 World Book Day will be supported by News International for the second year running, with £1 WBD book tokens to be printed... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-16

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