Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., 69, will retire as the chairman and as an active member of its board of directors on Dec. 31, completing a generational shift at a newspaper that has been in the same family for more than 120 years. He will be succeeded as the board’s chairman by his son, A. G. Sulzberger, the publisher.
New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger asked the president to curb his anti-press rhetoric. Trump replied with a request for “a great story, just one” from The Times.
A.G. Sulzberger, the still relatively new publisher of The New York Times, says this is an “all-hands-on-deck time” for journalism. And he is in charge of one of the ships. Sulzberger took the reins from his father Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. about a year ago. He worked in the newsroom and in the business ranks of the paper before taking the top post. Now he’s in charge of growing the digital footprint to The Times and managing the decline of the print edition.
New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger said his main purpose for accepting a meeting with President Trump last month was to “raise concerns about the president’s deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric. I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous,” he said.
He transformed The Times into an international media company, and built one of the most successful digital pay models in news. Succeeding him is his son, current deputy publisher, A.G. Sulzberger (right), a principal architect of the company’s digital transformation.