Now that the dust has settled and everyone has had a moment to analyze the The New York Times Company naming Mark Thompson its new CEO, it’s time for everyone to tear him apart. However, so far the reactions to Thompson have been mixed, which is actually a good thing. Below is a quick roundup.
He is journalist to the bone—though, as a former senior BBC Executive told The Daily Beast ‘he was always on the move somewhere and made decisions on the basis how good it would make him look.’ ‘Yes he’s interested in journalism,’ the source said, ‘but Mark Thompson’s main area of interest is Mark Thompson.’
An egotistical journalist is very rare, so this is quite worrisome!