Formerly The New York Times Publisher and Chief Executive, the media legend Arthur Ochs Sulzberger known as “Punch” who guided the newspaper and parent company through 34 years of tumultuous change, died today at his home in Southampton, Long Island, after a long illness. He was 86. His death was announced by his family whose primary publication notes how Sulzberger’s leadership spanned “from the heyday of postwar America to the twilight of the 20th century, from the era of hot lead and Linotype machines to the birth of the digital world.” Certainly the newspaper and parent company has never been the same since he stepped down in 1992. Now run by his son Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr (aka “Pinch”), the NYT has posted online a superb obituary that is part tribute and part memoir. So Deadline is sending you there.
R.I.P. Arthur O. Sulzberger
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