Mutiny at The Times

Inside the uprising at the nation's leading paper, where the tough leadership style of the top editors helped win prizes but also cost them their jobs

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the New York Times, had two visions for the most prestigious newspaper in America when he took over in 1992. He wanted it to be bigger as a media outlet, more national and more aggressive, competing with papers across the country on their turf. He wanted it to be happier as a workplace, more humane and more democratic.

Howell Raines, the man he chose to run the paper in 2001, was perhaps the best man to achieve the first half of Sulzberger's mission and possibly the worst choice to achieve the second. Under Raines' hard-driving...

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