NYT articles free on Starbucks app

The New York Times and Starbucks announce that selected NY Times articles will be made free-of-charge to members of the Starbucks loyalty program via the Starbucks App beginning in early 2016. NYT CEO Thompson: We have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Starbucks and we’re delighted that this arrangement will further extend our digital relationship. Starbucks CEO Schultz: […]

Nikkei acquires Financial Times

In a surprise move, Nikkei acquires the Financial Times for $1.3bn from Pearson Plc. The deal does not include either the FT’s London headquarters or its 50% stake in The Economist. Pearson’s CEO Fallon says We have reached an inflection point in media, driven by the explosive growth of mobile and social. In this new environment, […]

Announces presidential run

Kasich declares his candidacy for President with a 45-minute personal and at times emotional speech in which he differentiates himself from his rival Republican candidates as he stresses a more empathetic approach. The Lord wants our hearts to reach out to those who don’t have what we have. That shouldn’t be hard for America, that’s […]

Promoted to CRO

Kopit Levien is promoted to NYT Chief Revenue Officer. She keeps her existing responsibilities as executive vice president and head of advertising, but adds oversight of the company’s consumer businesses including subscription revenue from The Times’ print and digital publishing services. Thompson: [Since joining the company two years ago Kopit Levien has] transformed our advertising group […]