Jill Abramson Out At The New York Times

May 15, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Yesterday The New York Times suddenly dismissed Executive Editor Jill Abramson. With the news shares of the Times fell 4.5%. Abramson was the first female to have the executive editor title at the publication. However, after having the job less than three years she has been replaced by the managing editor, Dean Baquet. Giving Baquet the new position marks him the first black editor to lead The Times. Many people found the announcement to be surprising, however Abramson wasn’t always the most likable editor. Some said she was difficult to work with and frequently got into arguments with editors, and others point to broader changes at the paper, signaling a changing of the guard. In recent months, high-ranking editors have been shuffled or added to the Times’ roster, allowing younger talent to make their mark. Abramson, who is 60 years old, joined the Times 17 years ago.

–Rachel Bogo

 Source: WWD

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