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N.Y. Times To Tap Thompson's Digital Experience

  • The Week, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 1:01 PM

With a new job, outgoing BBC boss Mark Thompson will face the same enemy he had back in Britain, Rupert Murdoch, who publishes the Wall Street Journal.  The US company, which owns television stations as well as newspapers, said the 55-year-old's experience with digital media "on a global scale" made him the "ideal candidate". Thompson said it was a "privilege" to lead the Times, which also publishes The Boston Globe.

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