Sulzberger, Arthur Hays,
1891–1968, American newspaper publisher, b. New York City. He joined the New York Times
in 1918 and assisted his father-in-law, the publisher Adolph S. Ochs
, succeeding Ochs upon his death in 1935. Sulzberger broadened the Times's
use of background reporting, pictures, and feature articles, and expanded its sections. He supervised the development of facsimile transmission for photographs and built the Times
radio station, WQXR, into a leading vehicle for news and music. Under Sulzberger the Times
began to publish editions in Paris and Los Angeles with remote-control typesetting machines. In 1961 he turned the paper's management over to a son-in-law, while remaining chairman of the board. In 1963, his son, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger,
1926–2012, b. New York City, took over as publisher and president after extensive newspaper experience on local news desks and in foreign bureaus. During his years at the Times
's helm (president, 1963–79; publisher, 1963–92, chairman and CEO, 1979–97), he led a transformation in the paper's production from hot type and Linotype machines to computerized processes. In 1964 he consolidated the operations of the daily and Sunday editions, which had been separate. One of his most important journalistic acts was the publication (1971) of the Pentagon Papers
. A few years later, he introduced highly successful new feature sections. In 1987, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.,
1951–, b. Mt. Kisco, N.Y., was named deputy publisher; in 1992 he became publisher. After moving the Times
online in 1996, he assumed corporate leadership in 1997. A(rthur) G(regg) Sulzberger,
1980–, b. Washington, D.C., son of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., joined (2009) the Times
as a reporter, served as Kansas City bureau chief, and headed the team whose report (2014) guided the company's digital conversion. He became associate editor (2015) and deputy publisher (2016) before becoming Times
publisher in 2018.
See G. Berger, The Story of The New York Times (1951, repr. 1970); I. O. Sulzberger, Iphigene (1981); G. Talese, The Kingdom and the Power (1981); S. Tift and A. Jones, The Trust (1999).
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