Mark Thompson’s staff betting on how long he’ll last

Andy McSmith

thompson 300x225 Mark Thompsons staff betting on how long hell lastPoor old Mark Thompson: he might have thought he had left his troubles behind when he crossed the water to become chief executive of the New York Times, for about three times the £622,000 he was paid in his final year as Director General of the BBC. But the decision to bin that Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Saville is threatening to creep up on him, to the extent that the New York Post reports that NY Times staff are taking bets on how long he will last in his new job.

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