New York Times’ CEO ouster: A partly-platonic love triangle, or more?
- partner Janet Robinson, the CEO of the New York Times Company who pushed the company towards its current paywall system, had a strong professional relationship with the company’s chairman, Arthur Sulzberger Jr.; the duo, which New York Magazine says was “once an executive version of a married couple,” was known for finishing one another sentences.
- girlfriend But a funny thing happened on the way to professional bliss — Sulzberger, divorced in 2008, got a girlfriend. Claudia Gonzalez, a Mexican marketing exec, took more and more of Sulzberger’s time away from Robinson and may have given advice which led to Robinson’s ousting in December. But is that merely one symptom of a larger falling-out? source
» A corporate whodunit: Months after a high-profile ouster, New York Magazine takes a look back at the circumstances that led to Robinson’s departure. Who was the person who actually pulled the knife? Was it Gonzalez? Did Sulzberger do it himself, or was it his ambitious cousin Michael Golden, who fought with Robinson over the potential sale of the Boston Globe? And what role did digital exec Martin Nisenholtz, who fought a losing battle against Robinson over paywalls, play? And let’s be honest: For all we know, did the butler do it?
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