New York Times replaces its chiefmain
Mark Thompson, the former BBC director general who has been chief executive of the NY Times since 2012, is stepping down.
Thompson, 62, has transformed the Grey Lady into a digital powerhouse with five mllion subscribers, albeit one that has lost much of its editorial authority in dealings with the Wikileaks saga and the Trump regime.
A brass player and lover of Messiaen, Mark will have plenty of interests to occupy his post-Times time.
His replacement is the Times’s COO, Meredith Kopit Levien.