One of my old media pleasures, as many of you know, is reading the print edition of the Sunday New York Times. For one thing, the writing and thinking is always insightful and, sitting with my coffee on a Canadian weekend morning, I feel more connected to the centre of the world – NYC, that is :).
I also like how the articles vary in length from column to in depth feature and you can find stories that merit three pages or more – a different perspective from the always-connected-byte-size-social communications many of us rely on.
Today, there was a fascinating obituary/biography of former NYTimes publisher and scion, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who died on September 29. He took the reins of the family business when he was 37 and from the sound of things, expectations were not that high. His academic career was spotty, he may not have had the best journalistic instincts and by all accounts, he lacked experience for the role.