Mark Thompson Helped Steady Two News Outlets—Can He Do the Same at CNN?

From a New York Times story by John Koblin, Benjamin Mullin, and Katie Robertson headlined “Mark Thompson Helped Steady 2 News Outlets. Can He Do the Same at CNN?”:

Mark Thompson, a former top executive at The New York Times Company and the BBC, was touring wine country in the south of France with his wife in mid-June when an unexpected call came in.

David Zaslav, the chief executive of Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN’s parent, was on the other end with a question: Would Mr. Thompson be interested in taking over leadership of the network?