There goes our theory that senior citizens can’t get jobs. Norman Pearlstine, a long time editor at major newspapers and magazines, was chosen to bring the LA Times back from the dead.
The four time divorcée is a devoted and dedicated newspaper man. I would love to interview the new owner of the LA Times, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a billionaire executive, to find out why he selected an older guy to lead in the digital age.
This could be very interesting. Maybe, this is the start of a new trend, older executives to tackle the difficult assignments. Wouldn’t that be a hoot?
BUT, he acknowledges it may be a short-term editorship: YOU are no responsible for following up to see how long he lasts. Norm is a hero to many of us. Look what THIS story says about his new athleticism!!!
Still, at 75, Pearlstine acknowledges that he might be in the job only a year or two.
“I’m realistic that one of the most important things I can do is to find my successor,” he said. “I think we will have a better idea of what the next generation of leadership is after we have done some more work and, frankly, after we have done some more listening.”