BOSTON Feb 10 The chief executive of The New
York Times Co (NYT.N) would not comment on Thursday on whether
its Boston Globe newspaper is up for sale again.
"We don't comment on rumor and speculation," The Times'
Janet Robinson said at a Boston Chamber of Commerce event. "We
don't comment on acquisitions or divestitures."
New York Times Co bought the Globe in 1993 and put the
newspaper up for sale in 2009. A sale never went through, and
the Times took it off the market as the newspaper's financial
condition gradually improved.
Talk of a sale was reignited in January when a
Massachusetts businessman, Aaron Kushner, expressed interest in
making a bid with the backing of members of the Taylor family,
which published the paper for generations.
Robinson termed the Boston Globe "a wonderful part of our
"I couldn't be more proud of the Boston Globe and how
they've put themselves on a sound financial footing," she
(Reporting by Ros Krasny, editing by Dave Zimmerman)