by Jonathan Kaufman
The New York Times goes with A.G. Sulzberger, the boss’s son, as next publisher, because it will save money in scratching out letters on nameplates. Our best wishes go out to Carolyn Ryan and Jason Stallman, who must still ride the elevator with Sam Dolnick, a Sulzberger cousin who works there but didn’t get the job.
As part of the process, the company also took pains to ensure that each candidate got a breadth of experience, and it tracked their progress closely.
Carolyn Ryan, who now supervises the paper’s politics coverage, recalls that as metro editor she prepared detailed reports on both Mr. Dolnick and A. G. Sulzberger when they worked for her, focusing on qualities like leadership potential.
Jason Stallman, the Times sports editor, also prepared detailed reports on Mr. Dolnick when he served as the deputy department head.