Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Meritocracy at the New York Times

"Mr. Sulzberger, the son of Arthur Sulzberger Jr., who took over as publisher in 1992, was one of three candidates, all cousins...By all accounts, the competition for the job was cordial. The cousins have known one another since childhood and their families are friendly. They grew up together professionally, met in glass-walled meeting rooms to discuss strategy and proceeded through the selection process with mutual respect."