By Paul Thomasch and Jennifer Saba NEW YORK | Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:14pm EST
(Reuters) – Janet Robinson will step down as chief executive of the New York Times Co at the end of the month, as the company continues to struggle with advertising declines and a years-long slump in its share price.
The problems plaguing newspaper companies are well known. Readers have ditched print for digital, causing circulation and advertising revenue to plummet. Newspaper company Lee Enterprises last week succumbed to industry changes and filed for bankruptcy protection.
Robinson, who steered the company through one of the harshest business environments it has ever faced, underscored the struggle her company faces during a presentation at the recent UBS investor conference in New York.
I first heard about the show just hours beforehand via a text from a pretty good looking bro, who asked me for details about the “NMH thing”. I had no idea what this dude was talking about, so I went out with a different, equally good looking bro and got a sandwich at the bodega across the street, ignoring the text. Mid-sandwich, it clicked. Neutral Milk Hotel? At first I didn’t believe it was true. Seemed like a real Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist type of situation; my ultimate high school dream band is playing somewhere, at sometime in Brooklyn. Only it was Jeff Mangum I was chasing, not some band called “Where’s Fluffy?”.
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BY Dan Nosowitz Wed Sep 15, 2010
New York State was one of several to vote today, having some of the most important primaries in the country (including the Republican governor primary, Democrat Attorney General primary, and both primaries for the seat vacated by Secretary of State Clinton, though not the most important election of the year). Unfortunately, its brand-new electronic voting system wasn’t up for the challenge.
New York is the last state in the country to embrace electronic voting machines. These aren’t particularly advanced, either; they’re merely scanned sheets similar to the Scantron system used by schools for standardized tests. But the new system still caused widespread delays, breakdowns, and complaints–bad enough for Mayor Bloomberg to call the rollout “a royal screw-up.”
via Mayor Bloomberg on New York’s New Electronic Voting Machines: “A Royal Screw-Up” | Fast Company.