August 8, 2013 Last Updated 11:28 am

Arthur Sulzberger Jr. declare’The Times is not for sale’; CNN names Andrew Morse as SVP of news and digital

Morning Brief:

Following a closed door meeting with family members, the publisher of The New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. issued a statement for his own newspaper declaring that the paper is not for sale.

“Will our family seek to sell The Times? The answer to that is no. The Times is not for sale, and the trustees of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust and the rest of the family are united in our commitment to work together with the company’s board, senior management and employees to lead The New York Times forward into our global and digital future,” the statement said.

The statement was issued in response to speculation that following the sale of The Washington Post to CEO Jeff Bezos that the NYT might be next to be auctioned off. The New York Times Company itself had recently announced the sale of the Boston Globe to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry.

Confirming speculation, CNN announced that Andrew Morse would be brought on board to be be senior vice president. He will be in charge of news. Previously Morse was Head of US Television at Bloomberg for two years. Prior to Bloomberg Morse was at ABC where he was executive producer of Good Morning America Weekend before serving for just over a year as Executive Producer for Innovation, ABC News Digital.

CNN recently announced that it would be bringing back Crossfire, most likely for free publicity the show will get from The Daily Show tearing it apart.

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