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The New York Times Looks Abroad To Meet Ambitious Expansion Plans

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.09.2015 | Media

The New York Times has made a bet: Whatever the much-hyped “business model” that sustains journalism in the future, quality will bring in the mone...

First Nighter: Simon Russell Beale and Other London Come-Ons

David Finkle | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Though Samuel Foote is not remembered today and therefore another instance in the annals of the millions once famous and now forgotten, he was celebrated in 18th-century London as a wit as well as an actor.

If a Tree Falls in the Forest... Remembering Rev. Malcolm Boyd

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

The Rev. Malcolm Boyd died last week at the age of 91. Accolades began popping up, but many do not know how Boyd shaped a generation of seekers in the 1960s to understand that unless Christianity was about justice and inclusion, it was just blowing smoke.

First Nighter: Bloody, Bloody London Stages Rule

David Finkle | Posted 01.01.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

In all my theater-going days, I don't remember seeing a production that would likely give me nightmares. The thought had never crossed my mind. Until, that is, I went to the Pleasance Company and witnessed The Curing Room, David Ian Lee's import from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Sam Stein

These Are The Bombs And Guns Being Used In The Fight With ISIS | Sam Stein | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

Late Sunday night, word came from the Obama administration that U.S. officials had dropped arms, weapons and medical supplies to Kurdish forces in nor...

When It Comes To ISIS, How Screwed Is The U.S.?

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been a little more than a month since President Barack Obama announced an expanded fight against the Islamic State in both Iraq and...

First Nighter: Denzel Washington Good, Not So Good in "A Raisin in the Sun"

David Finkle | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

With Washington's return to The Great White Way in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 A Raisin in the Sun at the Barrymore, he does a tremendous favor. Once again, as he did with his limited-runs Julius Caesar and Fences, he brings large audiences--especially African-American audiences--to a theater and to theater in the larger sense.

(VIDEO) NYT CEO: We Have to Get Back to Ad Growth

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The New York Times must halt its digital advertising decline as a priority, says CEO Mark Thompson, even as he launches another paid digital service.

Michael Calderone

New York Times Publisher Says Paper's Not For Sale | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.13.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the chairman of The New York Times Company and the paper’s publisher, said Thursday that last year’s sale of Th...

NYT CEO In Trouble Again

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.18.2013 | Media

Former BBC director general and current New York Times chief executive Mark Thompson has been called on by members of the British parliament to answer...

NYT Chief In A New Scandal At His Old Job

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media

* British lawmakers: BBC severance payments excessive * Thompson says payments represented value for money * Chairwoman:...

Media Companies Catching Up (Or, Our Advice to The NY Post)

Michael Rovner | Posted 11.06.2013 | Media
Michael Rovner

I'm pleased to see my career choice validated by the presence of the big boys at the branded content party--and here are three tips for my former publishers at The Post.

NYT Editor Feels 'Isolated' At Paper: Report

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media

New York Times editor Jill Abramson feels "isolated" at the paper, and is struggling through a tense relationship with new CEO Mark Thompson, New York...

Will the New York Times Be Sold?

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 10.17.2013 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

In the wake of the recent sale of the Washington Post for the exorbitant price of $250 million to Jeff Bezos, the founder of, I am frequent...


The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media

Dear New York Times CEO Mark Thompson-- We have a bone to pick with you. Don't worry. It's not about anything you've done in your current job, a...

First NIghter: Sam Mendes's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Needs Sweetening

David Finkle | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
David Finkle

London--If you're a chocoholic like me, you're hoping Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be as delectable as biting into a piece of fudge or a bro...

NY Times CEO Recalled To Face UK Parliament | Posted 08.11.2013 | Media

Mark Thompson, the former BBC director general, has been recalled to parliament over evidence he gave two years ago about the...

Issa: State Department 'Whistleblowers' Will Testify On Benghazi

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said three witnesses will testify Wednesday on the 2012 terrorist attack on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi, Lib...

Where Is the New York Times Going With Mark Thompson and Jill Abramson Sharing the Driver's Seat?

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 05.10.2013 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

The New York Times is the most important newsgathering source in the U.S. and, in that capacity, a public trust in which we all have an interest. Times readers deserve a more detailed analysis of the quarterly report and the company's strategies.

What Is the Future of the New York Times as of Feb. 2013?

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 04.07.2013 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

My guess is that the Saturday Times will be the first to go, and that will happen within the next few years. The Sunday Times would then become the weekend edition. Probably some years later, the Times will cut back to three or four days in print, and perhaps eventually only the Sunday Times will appear in print.

New York Times Staffers Bet On CEO's Future: Report

Posted 12.17.2012 | Media

New York Times staffers have reportedly placed bets on the company's newly-appointed CEO, Mark Thompson. The New York Post reported on Monday that a ...

NY Times CEO's Newest Scandal Headache

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.16.2013 | Media

A letter sent on New York Times CEO Mark Thompson's behalf is causing the former head of the BBC trouble due to its connection to the simmering Jimmy ...

Despite Scandal, New CEO Set To Lead NYT

Reuters | Jennifer Saba | Posted 01.11.2013 | Media

Nov 11 (Reuters) - The New York Times Co said it will proceed with its plan for Mark Thompson to take over as CEO on Monday, despite an intensifying...

Former BBC Chief Missed Red Flags In Sex Abuse Scandal | Posted 01.05.2013 | Media

LONDON -- Last March, Mark Thompson addressed the Royal Television Society and took proud stock of his time leading the BBC, Britain's publicly financ...

Former BBC Chief's Office Reportedly Warned About Savile

Posted 10.29.2012 | Media

New claims surfaced that Mark Thompson's office was alerted to child sex abuse allegations against former BBC star Jimmy Savile. Since relevations...