The publisher role at the New York Times has never gone to an outsider. Meaning it has never gone to anyone outside of the Sulzberger family and the company is sticking to that tradition. Just this morning it was announced that AG Sulzberger, son of current Chairman/Publisher Pinch Sulzberger will now serve as Deputy Publisher under his dad who is expected to step down from the Publisher role in the very near future. This puts the 36 year old AG in direct line to the throne.
The selection of Mr. Sulzberger comes at a crucial moment for The Times, converging with a shake-up in the newsroom leadership and the impending release of the so-called 2020 Report, a blueprint for reconfiguring the company for a digital and mobile future. Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The Times, is currently reviewing a draft of the report and is expected to release it in some form in a matter of weeks.
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