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Zodiak Rights Adds Unscripted Sales Exec

Based in the company's L.A. office, Janet Robinson will be focused on selling its unscripted programs to both the US and Canada. read more

Zodiak Rights Taps New VP For U.S. Sales

Zodiak Rights, the international distribution and rights exploitation arm of Zodiak Media, has hired Janet Robinson as VP Sales & Acquisitions, North America, where she will focus on selling Zodiak Media’s unscripted programs to the U.S. Show More Summary

Newtown rejects NRA proposal to arm teachers

2 years agoNews : The Newsroom

Newtown, Conn., Superindent of Schools Janet Robinson on Wednesday blasted critics who suggested armed teachers would have stopped the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Robinson, speaking on Capitol Hill during a House hearing on gun violence, said she felt remarks made in the wake of the shooting suggesting that Principal Dawn Hochsprung could have killed [...]

New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. Had a Breakup

The firing of New York Times Company CEO Janet Robinson last year was complicated, in part, by the involvement of an influential force from outside of the building: the girlfriend of the paper's chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. According to whispers reported by New York's Joe Hagan, Sulzberger was ... More »

New York Times’ New CEO Signs On For $1M A Year, Plus Incentives

Mark Thompson will be collecting a lot less as the Times’ new CEO than his predecessor, Janet Robinson, did. The soon-to-be former Director-General of the BBC — he starts at the Times in November — will collect an annual salary of $1M, the company says in an SEC filing this morning. Show More Summary

BBC Head Named as New NYT Chief

The New York Times has a new boss—Mark Thompson, the head executive of the BBC, reports the Boston Globe. Thompson is set to take over the Gray Lady in November as president and CEO, taking over from Janet Robinson, who was ousted from the Times last December. "It is...

The New York Times names BBC head, Mark Thompson, as its next CEO

2 years agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Press Release | Capital New York | The New York Times After eight months without a CEO, The New York Times announced today that BBC head Mark Thompson will become its next chief executive. Former CEO Janet Robinson… Read more

NY Times Co. Names New CEO, Finally: The BBC’s Mark Thompson

After what has to be one of the most thorough CEO searches in recent history, or at least one of the most drawn-out, The New York Times Co. has finally settled on a successor to Janet Robinson. Mark Thompson, the departing director general of the BBC, will assume the post in November, according to the Times.

Former BBC Director is New New York Times CEO

The new New York Times CEO has a TV background. Mark Thompson, the outgoing director general of the BBC, was named CEO of The Times today, succeeding Janet Robinson who left the company with a golden parachute last December. The Times’...Show More Summary

If Sheryl Sandberg Wanted To Run The New York Times, She'd Buy It In 2020 (FB)

Sheryl Sandberg was on The New York Times' wish list for the CEO position, which it has been trying to fill the position since Janet Robinson left at the end of 2011, The Wall Street Journal reports. But, apparently, Sandberg was never approached, according to the report. Of course the New York Times would want Sandberg to run the company as CEO. Show More Summary

Is the NYT’s CEO search winding down?

The New York Times has been looking for a new CEO since Janet Robinson was forced out seven months ago, and BBC director-general Mark Thompson is said to be in the running for the job. But is he the solution to the newspaper's probl...

Is The Boston Globe For Sale?

In a lengthy, behind-the-scenes look at The New York Times by Joe Hagan in New York magazine, he speculates that with former CEO and president Janet Robinson now gone, the company may place The Boston Globe back on the block in the near future. To turn the financial corner, the Times has been off-loading struggling [...]

Why The NY Times Gave Its Fired CEO a $24 Million Parachute

Why did The New York Times fire CEO Janet Robinson when it did, and why did it send her off with a $24 million handshake? The convoluted dynamics responsible for the former also explain the latter, according to Joe Hagan.

The New York Times and Janet Robinson’s $24 Million Exit Package

(Kenneth Anderson) New York Magazine has a lengthy, fascinating – yes, even tantalizing, if, like me, you follow the business side of media and were once a NYT Co shareholder – article in the current issue on the inside process by which Janet Robinson, the ex-NYT Co CEO, was forced out in December 2011. Fired, however, with [...]

Ex-NY Times CEO clashed with chairman’s girlfriend: report

(Reuters) - Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s new girlfriend and the New York Times Co's declining business led to the ousting of Janet Robinson as the newspaper company's chief executive in December.

Joe Hagan: Janet Robinson’s firing exposes deep veins of strife within NYT

2 years agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

New York | The Boston Globe | The New York Observer Former New York Times CEO Janet Robinson was fired, Joe Hagan reports, after tangling with Ochs-Sulzberger family members, Arthur ­Sulzberger Jr.’s girlfriend and the Times’ digital… Read more

The Boston Globe may be on the block — again

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NY Times Publisher: We’re Still Looking For The Right CEO

The New York Times Co. has been without a CEO since December, when Janet Robinson stepped down. From the sound of things on today's first-quarter earnings call, it might be a while yet before a successor is named.

New York Times Publisher Planning Jaunt in Himalayas Amid Labor Dispute

At the end of last year, the New York Times pushed out its CEO Janet Robinson, but gifted her a retirement package worth more than $20 million despite continued economic uncertainty at the company. The search for her replacement is ongoing, as are contract negotiations between management and the paper's ... More »

Former NYT CEO paid $23.7M exit package; company netted $3M over the past 4 years

2 years agoOdd : Boing Boing

Outgoing New York Times CEO Janet Robinson received an exit package worth $23.7 million after presiding over an eight year tenure that saw the company's share price fall by 80 percent. The company's net earnings over the past four years were $3 million. In addition to her exit package, Robinson earned a $1 million annual [...]

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