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NYT publisher Sulzberger to speak at SABEW conference

December 11, 2009

Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., chairman of The New York Times Co. and publisher of The New York Times, will speak about the future of newspapers at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers 2010 national conference in Phoenix in March.

Sulzberger will deliver the luncheon keynote speech on Saturday, March 20. That evening SABEW will hand out its Best in Business awards at a banquet at the Heard Museum, one of the world’s best collections of Native American art.

Sulzberger’s remarks are of particular interest to business journalists who have seen their ranks severely diminished in recent months due to tumultuous economic times for American news media.

Sulzberger joins a growing list of speakers at the conference that include:

  • Len Downie, former executive editor of The Washington Post and author of a recent study seeking a new model for news reporting that concluded, among other things, that the government should subsidize local journalism.
  • Kenneth Feinberg, whom President Obama appointed special master for executive compensation, and has become known in the mass media as the White House’s “compensation czar,” with sweeping authority over the compensation given to executives of corporations receiving federal bailout money.
  • Ricardo Salinas Pliego, chairman of Mexico’s Grupo Salinas, ranked in 154th place on the 2008 Forbes magazine list of the world’s richest people.

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