HOW’S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR ‘EM? New York Times In Talks To Sell 16 Newspapers. “News of the sale follows Thursday’s announcement that Times Co. chief executive Janet Robinson will resign her post at the end of the year. It also continues a longer-term trend in which Times Co., facing revenue declines and debt pressures, has shrunk its media portfolio. Since 2006, the company has sold interests in television, radio and sports.” Selling off the silver to pay the rent.