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

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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work