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New York Times is eyeing new tech companies to acquire

The New York Times Company is looking around for new acquisition targets. Any businesses the company buys will be its first acquisitions in more than three years. In a Bloomberg interview, the company’s CEO, Janet Robinson, said Times Co. is …

N.Y. Times Seeks Acquisitions

New York Times CEO Janet Robinson says the company is looking for acquisitions in the technology and information sectors to boost digital growth, Bloomberg reports, noting that the company hasn’t done any M&A in the last three years. “We are in a position to invest organically or inorganically,” Robinson said in an interview. She didn’t [...]

Martin Nisenholtz Departs The New York Times After 16 Years

3 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

(Via paidContent) Martin Nisenholtz, a New York Times Company veteran and digital media pioneer, is retiring at the end of this year. Media Decoder reports that in a memo announcing the news, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and Janet RobinsonShow More Summary

NYTCo's Robinson: Paywall Hasn't Dented Pageviews—Much

The weak economy and the About Group’s declines have eaten away at revenue gains that the New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) won with last year’s ad recovery. But CEO Janet Robinson said that there hasn’t been much negative impact on the flagship site’s pageviews, since it launched last spring. Show More Summary

The New York Times Expects Ad Revenue to be Worse Than Forecasted

3 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Janet Robinson, the CEO of The New York Times Company, had some bad news for those gathered at a Goldman Sachs conference yesterday: Things are worse for the New York Times than previously thought. Third quarter ad revenue is expected...Show More Summary

News Corp Reaches Blood Money Settlement With Dead Girl's Family [Media Roundup]

In your mordant Monday media column: News Corp pays up for Milly Dowler, Janet Robinson tweets in secret, Ted Koppel could head to NBC, Americans think Fox News is "the best," and a Senator's wife finally resigns from a newspaper. More »

New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson ‘is a secret tweeter’

Forbes Forbes’ Jeff Bercovici learned in a recent interview with New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson that she’s been on Twitter for awhile, but not under her own name. Bercovici writes that Robinson wouldn’t disclose her Twitter name. Her… Read more

New York Times CEO Janet Robinson Is A Secret Tweeter

On Friday, Janet Robinson, the president and CEO of The New York Times Co., came by the offices of FORBES for lunch. We got to quiz her about the early success of the Times's paywall, the Boston Globe's bifurcated digital strategy, the...Show More Summary

Highlights from Thursday’s NYT earnings call

Seeking Alpha Seeking Alpha has posted the Times’ second-quarter results earnings call transcript in which CEO Janet Robinson gives an upbeat report on digital subscriptions, and says Boston Globe and International Herald Tribune digital subscription packages will be introduced in… Read more

NYT's Nisenholtz: 'We're Not Naive About Google'

A revealing bit of conversation at the end of the New York Times (NYSE: NYT) earnings call between an analyst, digital head Martin Nisenholtz and CEO Janet Robinson about Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and the response to the change in search algorithms that hit About, among others.

NYT's Robinson: Advertising On NYT iPad App Sold Out Through Q3

With the’s metered paywall having reached 1 million subs (281,000 paid) in Q2, and plans for the paywall underway, New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) CEO Janet Robinson said that she expects significant revenue to result from digital subscriptions in the second half of the year. Show More Summary

New York Times Pleased With Paywall

New York Times Company CEO Janet Robinson said today in the company’s earnings report she is “pleased” with how the New York Times’ paywall has been working with consumers, and says the paywall will have a significant effect on the company’s...Show More Summary

The New York Times Can’t Figure Out How it Feels About Twitter

4 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Bill Keller, The New York Times’ Executive Editor, doesn’t like Twitter. He talks about it making us all stupid and he writes columns explaining how it’s ruining our relationships. Janet Robinson, the Times’ CEO, likes Twitter. Or at least, she likes to talk about how much Twitter likes the Times. Show More Summary

The Boston Globe Is Not for Sale

4 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

We have to admit, when we heard Aaron Kushner – a really rich guy – was planning on bidding $200 million for The Boston Globe, we got a little excited. The plans he talked about sounded inspiring to us. Well, Janet Robinson has rained...Show More Summary

FIRST CUTS: Boston Globe not for sale; Couric’s sign-off (The Cutline)

The Cutline - Here's our list of headlines that should be on your morning media menu: â?¢ New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson says the Boston Globe is not for sale. (Boston Globe) â?¢ Katie Couric bids farewell to the CBS "Evening News." (Daily Beast) â?¢ Here's how the L.A. Times got its scoop about Arnold Schwarzenegger's [...]

NYT Co. CEO says Boston Globe is not for sale

Boston Globe | Associated Press New York Times Co. chief executive Janet Robinson flatly declared Wednesday that the Boston Globe “is not for sale,” but acknowledged that the Times, as a publicly traded company, would have to entertain any… Read more

NYT Profits Plunge As Revs Slip; Digital Dollars Up Modestly

Despite the general strength of the advertising recovery, the New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) experienced significant profit loss and a slight decrease in revenues in Q1. In a statement, CEO and president Janet Robinson sought put...Show More Summary

How would you like your Times bashing to be served today?

4 years agoTechnology : Message

jaketbrooks: New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger and Times CEO and paywall doyenne Janet Robinson sat down for a Q&A with graduate journalism students at Columbia. According to the published reports, it didn’t go so well. 1) The...Show More Summary

“Don’t Call it a Paywall”

On Tuesday night, New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. and New York Times Company president and CEO Janet Robinson spoke at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in a panel discussion titled “The Future of Media, Publishing, and Paid Content.” The title was perhaps a bit too grand, as the discussion, not surprisingly, mainly focused on...

How Did The NYT Paywall Cost $40 Million To Build? Google Took $25 Million! (NYT)

Seriel entreprenuer Phillip Greesnpun has a question for New York Times CEO Janet Robinson: "How did the New York Times manage to spend $40 million on its pay wall?" He writes: Google was financed with $25 million. The New York Times already had a credit card processing system for selling home delivery. Show More Summary

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