Alex S. Jones is director of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School. He is the author, with Susan E. Tifft, of The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family behind the New York Times. His most recent book is Losing the News.

Sulzberger Death

Tight covenants will ensure control of The New York Times remains in the hands of the family following the death of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, says Alex Jones.

Boston Globe employees, in rejecting contract concessions, let anger trump self-interest. Now, says Alex S. Jones, a longtime observer of the New York Times Company, their future looks even dimmer.