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by Susan E. Tifft

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  • ISBN 0316836311
  • ISBN13 978-0316836319
  • Language English
  • Author Susan E. Tifft
  • Publisher Back Bay Books; 1st Back Bay Pbk. Ed edition (September 20, 2000)
  • Pages 928
  • Formats txt mobi lrf lrf
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1802 kb
  • Size Fb2 1427 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 828

Now in paperback comes the epic biography of the Ochses and the Sulzbergers, the families that have owned and run "The New York Times" for more than a century. of photos.

Alex Jones and Susan Tifft have written a masterful book about the Sulzbergers, America's premier media family and stewards of arguably the world's greatest newspaper.

Alex Jones and Susan Tifft have written a masterful book about the Sulzbergers, America's premier media family and stewards of arguably the world's greatest newspaper. Offering rich detail and flowing prose, they capture the ethos of The New York Times and the remarkable men and women who own the paper, who run it, and who serve unflaggingly in the public interest.

In their big, admiring new book The Trust, which is certain to stand as the definitive work on the subject for a good long while, they . The authors must surely have known that.

In their big, admiring new book The Trust, which is certain to stand as the definitive work on the subject for a good long while, they provide ample evidence for their claim. Tifft and Jones are former journalists-she with Time magazine and he with the Times itself, where he covered the news industry and won a Pulitzer Prize. Earlier, they collaborated on a big history of another journalistic dynasty-the Binghams of Louisville.

As all this aptly demonstrates the New York Times is a family run newspaper. As the authors point out it has the features of both a corporate enterprise and a monarchy. In many ways the Ochs-Sulzbergers over the years have tried to be as inauspicious as possible.

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book by Alex S. As in their previous book The Patriarch (about the Bingham family of the Louisville Courier-Journal), Tifft and Jones write beautifully and with great skill for handling detail and narrative.

book by Alex S. This mammoth history of the dynasty that created and controls The New York Times is as epic in its scope as is the role of the newspaper in America. They also have the ability to balance candor and fairness, steering a sober, high-minded course between warts-and-all skepticism and obsequious hagiography.

The Ochses and Sulzbergers not only owned the New York Times for more than 100 years, but a family member has always been at the paper's helm, a position that gave them enormous influence and has been passed down as a birthright. A very powerful and influential family that guarded their privacy, shunning the visibility their stature inherently commanded.

In 1999, the pair co-authored The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times, the first .

In 1999, the pair co-authored The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times, the first full-scale portrait of Adolph Ochs and his descendants Academic. Journal Opinion Staff. Obituary: Susan E. Tifft".

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 795-796) and index. Private and powerful family behind The New York Times.

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fightnight
This exhaustively researched and really gripping book tells the story of Sulzberger/Ochs family and their relationship to the New York Times. As the family behind the Times, they were players on the stage of American history for most of the twentieth century. The family itself and the characters in it are fascinating-- the subjects range from Iphegene Ochs frustration that she as a woman would never be considered the heir to the throne, to the way that Adolph Ochs wheeled and dealed his way into building the NYT, to the hard family choices behind the publication of the Pentagon papers, to modern attempts from within the company to break the family power. It's a wonderful glimpse at one of the most powerful families of our time. It's worth noting that this book is not a business case history and that the reader will not find an explicit overview of any of the strategies that made the Times what it is.
Fenrikree
Alex Jones and Susan Tifft have written a masterful book about the Sulzbergers, America's premier media family and stewards of arguably the world's greatest newspaper. Offering rich detail and flowing prose, they capture the ethos of The New York Times and the remarkable men and women who own the paper, who run it, and who serve unflaggingly in the public interest. This is a book for media followers and general readers alike. It tells you, with carefully chosen anecdotes and trenchant analysis, how integral The Times is to American life.
TheSuspect
I was reading this book from the library, and it had such depth and detail that I bought it. A satisfying read.
Flower
good book in good condition
komandante
This book is big, for sure, but it's incredibly gripping. It's easy for books like this to get buried in minutiae found in annual reports and interviews with lesser subjects, but this is a fascinating, dramatic read.

If you're interested in the subject, this is the book you need to read.
Nightscar
Even more interesting than I expected.
Rageseeker
It is not surprising that this book's major revelations have not had greater circulation given the nature of family ownership of the vast majority of the biggest media conglomerates in the country, including the massive Gannett holdings of all forms of media all over the world, the enormous Newhouse "out-of-the-shtetl" holdings of not only papers, but magazines, book publishers and electronic media, the Washington Post, and its TV stations, etc., but you would think that some of them would be discussed a bit more than zero. Unknown in the US is any coverage of what the rest of the world classifies as the "Jewish conspiracy" of media dominance in the US. It appears daily in the major media in the Islamic world as the reason for US support of Israel and the reason for jihad against the infidels. It also explains much of French, German and British hatred of the US, long before GW Bush showed up. This book covers some of this, but not much, and is one of the reasons it does not get more stars. But the book has some great insights such as the following.

Did you know that Punch Sulzberger viewed the current publisher, his son "Pinch" Sulzberger's positions on the Vietnam War to be treasonous because his son said he would cheer on the death of an American soldier over a Viet Cong in Vietnam in a face to face fight? Do you know that the majority of the editorial positions at the Times are held by militant homosexuals, and that one of the editorial writers at the Times is married to a member of the Massachusetts Supreme court who cast the deciding vote on the issue of legalizing gay marriage in that state but never revealed his affiliation in his many columns on the issue? (The Times' own ombudsman, Daniel Okrent, recently said that the Times' coverage of homosexual issues has crossed the line from reportage to advocacy.) Do you know that the Times is a "publicly held" company, but the family has prevented any kind of modern corporate governance with its stranglehold on its preferred stock while at the same time the paper screams about corporate transparency at every other corporation in the US? And that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to "The Trust" that guarantees the succession of the male heir to the throne. A corrupt American version of British primogeniture in kingly succession to the Time's monarchy.

But this book also shows why the Times has become a shadow of its former self, is beset by scandal after scandal such as the Jason Blair forgeries (which occurred after the publication of this book) and has resulted in the gradual decline of a formerly great paper. While newspapers are probably doomed in this century, just as the town criers before them, as they are replaced by the internet and cable television news, you can find out why The New York Times is in its death spiral by reading this book. Unfortunately the authors were reluctant to get into the business consequences of the loss of credibility of publications such as the Times with mainstream Americans, but this is still a very worthwhile book. Unfortunately the billions of dollars sucked out of the unsuspecting shareholder of the Times never gets to read about the corruption and moral bankruptcy of current Times management, but this book would be a good place to start.