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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald