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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."
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I can’t stand that our news is so filled with America hating foreigners. Especially war news.
A homo-hugging European socialist. Perfect fit!
The New York Times will really take off now!
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.
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.
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...
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.
He's not nearly communist enough.
Perfect match. Nefarious Yarns and Tales (NYT) merges with the Blithering Bulls**t Corporation.
Great BBC programming
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.
The NYT is not failing because it lacks a digital imprint, its failing because it lacks a conservative imprint.
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.
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 dont see where his useful experience lies...
It's his experience in managing a government propaganda ministry that we thought would be especially helpful!
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.
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?
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