By: Ken Doctor | Newsonomics
The tensions of change in the news business are intense but often subterranean. One way they pop into public view is through top leadership changes, something that seems to be happening more frequently today than in the past.
In the span of a few hours last week, we saw both Jill Abramson’s ouster at The New York Times and the resignation of Le Monde’s top editor. It wasn’t that long ago that Daily Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher was shown the door. These events are always about a mix of leadership, personality, change management, and big questions about how authentic editorial values will be maintained in an era of roiling business challenge. But despite the attention they grab, they’re only a tip of the iceberg.