Two cheers for nepotism at the New York Times.

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May 28 2010 5:59 PM

Two Cheers for the Sulzberger Dynasty

Why the nepotistic promotion of Times reporter A.G. Sulzberger is a good thing.

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For the full scoop on the Sulzberger dynasty, see Joe Hagan's 2008 feature in New York magazine and don't miss the spiffy PDF of the Ochs-Sulzberger family tree. Aside to Ryan Chittum: Maybe the Kansas City gig isn't a promotion but a demotion. What will the kid have to do to win his way back to New York City? Share your speculations at Don't forget my Twitter feed, which I plan to hand down to my children. (E-mail may be quoted by name in Slate's readers' forums; in a future article; or elsewhere unless the writer stipulates otherwise. Permanent disclosure: Slate is owned by the Washington Post Co.)

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