New York Times Fires Top Editor Jill Abramson

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Jill Abramson was suddenly pushed out of the top editorial role of the New York Times on Wednesday. Dean Baquet, who was managing editor, immediately took over the job, becoming the first African-American to lead the publication.

Abramson was named executive editor in September 2011 and was the first woman to have run the paper’s editorial side.

A Times spokesperson said Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the Times and chairman of The New York Times Company, was spurred by a desire to change how the newsroom was managed. “Arthur made the decision because he believed that new leadership would improve some aspects of the management of the newsroom,” the spokesperson said. …

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Via: Mashable: Media

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