The New York Times announced that Arthur Ochs Sulzberger died on Saturday morning with a 7,741-word obituary by veteran Times writer Clyde Haberman. In an email to Poynter over the weekend, Mr. Haberman described the writing process.
Mr. Haberman began working on the obit in 1997 — the same year “Punch” Sulzberger stepped down as Chairman of the Times Company (he had retired from his role as Publisher in 1992).
“It is never simple to write about the boss,” Mr. Haberman told Poynter. “But Mr. Sulzberger made the assignment as easy as could be.” Read More