The ancestor of the Sulzberger family came from Germany, in Wutterburg arriving and he arrived in America back in the year 1855.The family has been the brains at the helm and the success of The New York Times, which has been at the family for over 110 years, ever since 1896.
The family’s impact on journalism
The family newspaper, The New York Times, have endured many downs but the ultimate embarrassment came in 2003 when its now administrator, Arthur Sulzberger, busted Jayson Blair, a still young reporter who had the tendency of writing lots of homespun stories and impact was that the then Executive Editor, Howell Rains, was shown the door. (John)The future of The New York Times is uncertain and according to its current trend, it’s going down the drain. Now, the Sulzberger family is investing money into the newspaper in a futile bid to regain its lost lustre .This is attributed by the newspapermen, more so The New York Times who are reluctant to give first hand information as their resources are always undisclosed. The New York Times has been pointed accusing fingers in that they had rendered what was described as gender discrimination. Also The New York Times has bore the blunt after it was accused for what one critic termed as “publishing their left -sided philosophy” since they were said to be using corrupt methods in a bid to install Obama into the office.
John, Ward. Perpetuating the family business. New York: Palgrave Macmilln, 2004.