Opinion | The age thing: How old is too old to run a media empire?


Age has crept into our political discourse (as in, the issue of whether an 82-year-old man can serve as president) and even into coverage about publishing.  

Take the weekend edition of Financial Times. Lunch with the FT, a weekly interview with leading cultural and business figures, features a rare interview with Anna Wintour, who at 73 is global editorial director of Vogue and chief content officer of Condé Nast (and who decided not to order anything during the lunch). And the FT Opinion page includes a profile of Lachlan Murdoch, who in November will take control of News Corp. from his 92 year-old father Rupert.  

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