A.G. Sulzberger, Our Objet D’Envy


Bless John Koblin over at the Observer for being able to write this article without even a tinge of visible jealousy, resentment, or class envy. See, we’ve been following the New York Times byline of A.G. Sulzberger, son of publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., since it started appearing online aside familiar names like those of our accomplished friends Sewell Chan and Jennifer 8. Lee. Koblin today takes us through the history of young Sulzberger’s work, from his first online byline to his first print one — which occurred, of all places, on page A1 of the print edition of the New York Times. Three days later. Okay, deep breath. A.G. Sulzberger is 28 years old, and you know we’ve been in a panic lately about our success levels with regard to our age. But A.G. once dated a friend of ours, so we will refrain — against all impulses — from saying anything shallow or spiteful. Instead, we’ll let you do it. Tell us in the comments: Is this super-successful, talented late-twentysomething media heir hot, or not? Because we really can’t tell. And it matters.

2009, A.G.: The Arthur Gregg Sulzberger Era Begins [NYO]