N.Y. Times Invites Critics to Make Presentations: WSJ

In a sign that the New York Times may be trying to appease investors who have criticized it, the newspaper publisher invited Morgan Stanley money manager Hassan Elmasry and another large shareholder, T. Rowe Price Group, to make presentations to its board of directors late last month, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The board extended the invitation even though the company and its controlling Ochs-Sulzberger family have repeatedly rebuffed Elmasry, who controls 7% of the company's Class A shares.