In a generational changing of the guard, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, 37, will become the publisher of The New York Times on Jan. 1. His father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. is turning over the post to his son.
Sulzberger Jr., 66, will retire as publisher on Dec. 31 but remain chairman of the board.
Sulzberger Jr., who took over from his dad, has held the post since 1992. The family now enters the fifth generation of ownership without the often fatal internal frictions that bring down many family-run enterprises.
The younger Sulzberger, known as A.G., has been deputy publisher for a year and is credited with pushing the Times deeper into the digital era.