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Posts Tagged ‘Alan Spoon’

New York Times Company Could Name CEO by September

The New York Times Company released its 2Q report this morning, and buried among the bad news — the company posted a loss again, down $88 million because of decreasing ad dollars — was a small note about that CEO search:

A person familiar with the company’s thinking, who could not discuss private meetings publicly, said the board had made significant progress on the chief executive search and could announce a successor as early as September.

So Times reporters have insiders at the Times dishing on the Times. Got it.

The Times has been looking for someone to fill the diamond-encrusted shoes of Janet Robinson since late last year, and so far, we’ve only heard two names pop up — Gordon Crovitz and Alan Spoon. Will either be the company’s new CEO? Hard to say, but we’ll keep you posted.

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Two Names Emerge in Search for Next New York Times Company CEO

The search being conducted by Spencer Stuart for the next New York Times Company CEO has kicked up two names: Gordon Crovitz and Alan Spoon. The New York Post is reporting that those two have emerged as frontrunners to replace Janet Robinson, though nothing is confirmed.

The two are big names, but don’t carry the digital experience many think the Times needs. Crovitz was The Wall Street Journal’s Publisher until 2007, when News Corp. completed its acquisition of Dow Jones. Since then he has been working as an advisor to tech startups. Spoon was most notably the President and CEO of The Washington Post Company; he also had a stint as President of Newsweek.

Obviously the two leading the pack is just a rumor, so don’t get too crazed. Hopefully the Times recognizes the need for someone with more of a digital background and will do the right thing. Stay tuned.