Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., chairman of the board of the New York Times Co., will take the stage at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown on Wednesday, July 11, for a wide-ranging conversation about journalism, the news business and his 25 years as publisher of the nation’s pre-eminent newspaper.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Vineyard Gazette. Admission is free for subscribers and $30 for others. Student with I.D pay $15.

Mr. Sulzberger will be interviewed by journalist and longtime NPR host Michele Norris. The discussion has been titled Without Fear or Favor, a reference to a phrase coined by an earlier publisher of the Times, Adolph Ochs. In a note to staff following the election of President Donald Trump, Mr. Sulzberger invoked Ochs’s words, calling on Times journalists to report the news without fear or favor.

As publisher of the Times from 1992 through 2017, Mr. Sulzberger presided over one of the most turbulent periods in the newspaper’s history. His tenure coincided with the emergence and explosive growth of digital publishing, and Mr. Sulzberger is credited with developing the newspaper’s internet operations while continuing to invest in its journalism. The New York Times won 60 Pulitzer prizes under his leadership.

He was succeeded as publisher of the Times in January by his son, A.G. Sulzberger, but continues as chairman of the board, a position he has held since 1997.

Ms. Norris served as host of NPR’s All Things Considered for more than a decade. She is the founder of the Peabody Award winning Race Card Project and now serves as executive director of The Bridge, the Aspen Institute’s new program on race, identity connectivity and inclusion.

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