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Times Co. executives to visit Globe

New York Times Co. chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and president Janet Robinson will visit the Boston Globe on Sept. 9, according to an e-mail sent to Globe staffers that was obtained by Media Nation. The full text of the e-mail follows:

Please mark your calendars!

Arthur and Janet will visit the Globe on Wednesday, September 9th to hold business update meetings that are open to all employees.

The meetings are scheduled for 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Each meeting will be held in the Link.

All employees are encouraged to attend. There will be time for Q&A’s.

[Globe publisher] Steve [Ainsley] will begin the meeting with a brief overview of The Boston Globe and Boston.com business plan.

No doubt the number-one question on most folks’ minds will be the status of Times Co. efforts to sell the Globe, Boston.com and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Update: For what it’s worth, Media Nation has received a revised e-mail stating that Ainsley “will hold a series of separate employee meetings in mid-September” in order to “ensure that all employees have ample opportunity to both meet with and
ask questions of Arthur Sulzberger and Janet Robinson.”

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5 Comments

  1. Neil

    As a professor of journalism, who in the field of journalism has the most compelling theories about where this industry ends up, and what it looks like then?

    • Dan Kennedy

      Like everyone else, I follow Jay Rosen, Jeff Jarvis, and various projects that combine journalism and technology in innovative ways, both for-profit and non-profit. I think the industry is going to end up splintered into many pieces, but that some of those pieces will do very well. I like the non-profit community websites such as the New Haven Independent quite a bit, but that’s just one of many models.

  2. The Globe just lost another big name sports writer, with the announcement that ESPNBoston.com will launch on Sept. 14 and that Mike Reiss will cover the Patriots for the new website.

  3. LFNeilson

    I love their hands-on approach, with a two-week notice of their visit. Where is their space-ship going to land?

  4. Amused

    Rule of thumb at small-town chain newspapers: Corporate guy comes in alone, publisher is safe. Corporate guy comes in with someone else, publisher is history.

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