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BBC chief to head New York Times
cnn.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Steel and Edgecliffe-Johnson

Posted on 08/15/2012 1:13:53 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

(Financial Times) -- Mark Thompson, the outgoing director-general of the BBC, has been named president and chief executive of the New York Times Co, signalling an attempt by the newspaper publisher to expand its business digitally and internationally.

Mr Thompson, 55, has led the BBC since 2004 and said he would step down after the London Olympics. He is credited with building the BBC into one of the world's biggest digital news brands while finding new revenue streams at its BBC Worldwide commercial unit. He most recently led the BBC's multimedia coverage of the Olympics, deciding to stream everything live online.

"Under Mark's direction, the BBC also became known as a place of constant innovation," Arthur Sulzberger Jr, chairman of the New York Times, wrote in a staff memo on Tuesday. "Mark will work closely with the board and with me as we work to extend our own culture of innovation and transformation and as we continue to expand our reach both around the globe and on to new and emerging digital platforms."

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bbc; journalism; liberalmedia; markthompson; newspapers; nyt
We can surmise that if you hope to go full global homo then you will need someone big from London.
1 posted on 08/15/2012 1:13:59 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I can’t stand that our news is so filled with America hating foreigners. Especially war news.


2 posted on 08/15/2012 1:16:10 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

LMBO!!!
A homo-hugging European socialist. Perfect fit!
The New York Times will really take off now!


3 posted on 08/15/2012 1:32:23 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Rotsa Ruck, pal.

The dinosaur media is going down, driven by the irreversible march of time, and neither you nor anyone else is going to stop it.

It’s not a matter of “clever management” or “wise management” or “savvy management” or anything like that.

It’s history.


4 posted on 08/15/2012 1:40:25 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Lancey Howard
The New York Times will really take off now!

They might, if they can get the same "license fee" funding for NYT as BBC gets in the UK. I imagine they will try to justify it because the biased NYT reporting is "a public good" so it should be paid for by the public.

5 posted on 08/15/2012 2:16:53 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jack Hammer

Some of the British media outlets have done extremely well in the age of the internet via their online editions, such as the Daily Mail, the Telegraph and the Guardian. Doubtless he will be trying to emulate this success, but being from a broadcast background, I don’t see where his useful experience lies...


6 posted on 08/15/2012 2:21:03 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Some Internet sites of established news organizations are currently not doing too badly; however, although I’m no Kreskin, one suspects that in twenty or thirty years’ time, they will all be swept away.


7 posted on 08/15/2012 2:27:19 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The BBC’s news operations have been in the gutter for 40 years.Hell,they haven't even made a decent *comedy* in 20 years.
8 posted on 08/15/2012 2:42:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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9 posted on 08/15/2012 2:53:24 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The poofters of Britain will fit right in to the “gays” running the Slimes.
10 posted on 08/15/2012 2:59:17 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Not voting for Ryan? Obama love you long time.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
This man will clash with the current personnel.

He's not nearly communist enough.

11 posted on 08/15/2012 3:04:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Perfect match. Nefarious Yarns and Tales (NYT) merges with the Blithering Bulls**t Corporation.


12 posted on 08/15/2012 3:07:15 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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Great BBC programming

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4875804498445482796


13 posted on 08/15/2012 3:17:16 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Jack Hammer

The old media is failing true, but Thompson is a fan of new technology. Maybe the plan is to make the NYT completely digital in 5-10 years time. Lets face it, there is no way they will survive the way they are now.


14 posted on 08/15/2012 4:01:08 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9
"Maybe the plan is to make the NYT completely digital in 5-10 years"

The NYT is not failing because it lacks a digital imprint, its failing because it lacks a conservative imprint.

15 posted on 08/15/2012 4:11:28 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Perhaps, but that would require a much deeper level of questioning of itself than an organisation like the NYT would be prepared to make. Even acceptance of digital technology was a big leap. Acknowledging that old time print is yesterday’s way is hard for the NYT veterans. Having to accept that their entire belief system is flawed would really be asking too much. Doesn’t really matter to me. If they can change and accept Conservative input that will be good, if they won’t change then they will wither away. Either way, Conservatives win.


16 posted on 08/15/2012 4:38:46 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9
II feel some for those Sulzberger who decided to keep their majority voting shares

Not

17 posted on 08/15/2012 4:50:15 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan; abb

Some of the British media outlets have done extremely well in the age of the internet via their online editions ... but being from a broadcast background, I don’t see where his useful experience lies...

It's his experience in managing a government propaganda ministry that we thought would be especially helpful!

18 posted on 08/15/2012 5:00:41 AM PDT by Zakeet (If you don't like abortions, don't get one. If I don't like guns, we should ban them.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

American newspapers are doing the opposite.
They’re limiting the number of times non-subscribers can access their pages, which also limits the number of advertising opportunities.
Fools.


19 posted on 08/15/2012 5:24:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Zakeet

Riddle me this. Which is more dangerous - the broadcasting organisation that everyone KNOWS is a semi-autonomous arm of the government, or the commercial media outlets which tell the general public they are completely objective but in actuality are anything but?


20 posted on 08/15/2012 8:25:11 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wow, they’re really taking stock of their failed far left slant and changing ideological direction.

Nothing says “failure” like doubling down on stupid.

Right Pinch?


21 posted on 08/15/2012 8:52:32 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Berlin_Freeper
NYT moves to new and emerging digital platforms?

Face Book Face Palm ASL for Stupid

22 posted on 08/15/2012 9:11:19 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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