I've read quite a few blog posts today — many by folks added to this branch — about NYTCo's choice of BBC director-general Mark Thompson for its CEO spot. Most, though, have been focused on why the NYT chose Thompson, the pros and cons of the pick, what skills he brings to the table (e.g. video expertise), etc.
But I'm rooting for him and for the NYT, so I'm actually more curious about what should come next than what just happened. What should Thompson do in his first few weeks and months at the company? What should he focus on? What should he leave alone? What are his big to-dos that the newsroom and other employees all know, but the company will probably never acknowledge publicly?
I'd love to hear your ideas.