What Are They Thinking? Eight Principles for Mathias Dopfner’s Transformation of Axel Springer

Mathias Döpfner wants you to know that Axel Springer is a player—in the U.S., and worldwide. The C.E.O. of what is likely Europe’s largest digital media company already has transformed his heavyweight German publishing Haus, turning it into a ...

What Are They Thinking? Bloomberg’s Justin Smith Sees a Window in Shakeup of Digital Reader Habits

Justin Smith pronounces himself happy with Bloomberg’s month-old redesign. The C.E.O. of Bloomberg Media has been watched closely since he assumed the job a year and a half ago, coming over from a much-acclaimed stint rebuilding Atlantic Media. ...

What Are They Thinking? The Daily Beast’s Mike Dyer, Against Wishful Thinking

  What is The Daily Beast exactly? It’s not one of the high-flying venture-fueled news companies we read so much about these days, like Vox or Buzzfeed, given its Barry Diller–IAC ownership. It’s not a legacy magazine or newspaper company, ...

What Are They Thinking? Mark Thompson’s Plan for the Times, 2015 and Beyond

Ask anyone around The New York Times, and they’ll tell you C.E.O. Mark Thompson is a model of certitude. Confidence exudes from him, even in the face of business performance that leaves everyone else less sanguine. So it was this morning as ...