Mark Thompson: Best Fit For 'NYT' CEO Job?
A day after the announcement of outgoing BBC head Mark Thompson's appointment to New York Times CEO, the commentary has already begun. The Times "needs both a visionary and an intellectual acrobat
who can grow new businesses and adapt to shifting market needs while the old model continues to shrink. So is Mark Thompson, a man who has spent his entire career running a government-funded broadcaster, the right person for the job?" asks Matthew
Possibly not, according to Ingram, since "a government-funded entity with a guaranteed revenue stream is a very different animal from a publicly-traded newspaper whose core business is being eroded at an almost unprecedented rate."