New York Times to welcome new CEO Monday

Incoming CEO Mark Thompson is scheduled to start work on Monday. Thompson "missed opportunities" to address a sex abuse scandal while he was director general of the BBC, the paper has reported. Joe Hagan has written "one senior executive I spoke with wished Thompson would voluntarily decide not to take the job.” Publisher and Times Co. chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has expressed support for Thompson.

Tuesday, Guild members are scheduled to vote on a tentative contract deal reached Oct. 28. Keith J. Kelly writes that "passage is not assured":

The contract provides for no retroactive pay raise, but gives a one-time "bonus" next March equal to 3 percent of annual salary. The final three years call for only 2 percent annual pay hikes — half what the union initially sought.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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