2017: A year of monumental change in the media

In 2017, if you worked at a newsroom or a startup or a movie studio, odds are you had a new boss, or some of your friends did. There were an unusual number of hand-offs and sales and straight-up firings.

And the changes will keep coming in 2018. On New Year’s Day, A.G. Sulzberger will succeed his father Arthur Sulzberger as publisher of The New York Times.

Later in the month, Mary Louise Kelly will succeed Robert Siegel on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” And Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller will at some point early in the year succeed Sheila Nevins, who has masterminded HBO’s documentaries division for nearly four decades.

Meanwhile, Disney will search for a successor for ESPN president John Skipper, who abruptly resigned earlier this month. And several major media mergers will seek government approval.

Meanwhile, Disney will search for a successor for ESPN president John Skipper, who abruptly resigned earlier this month. And several major media mergers will seek government approval.

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