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Jill Abramson ‘Unexpectedly’ Replaced as New York Times Executive Editor

The New York Times' editorial page is not exactly beloved by staffers, according to a New York Observer report. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

For Big JournalismJohn Nolte reports: The New York Times itself is reporting that its own Executive Editor, Jill Abramson, is being “unexpectedly” replaced by Dean Baquet. The Times says the reasons “aren’t immediately clear.”

“This is not about any disagreement between the newsroom and the business side.”

Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times, is unexpectedly leaving the position and will be replaced by Dean Baquet, the managing editor of the newspaper, the company said Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »


Would Readers Even Notice if They Never Walk Back in?

“…New York Times staffers plan a short walkout on Monday afternoon, reported Katherine Fung at the Huffington Post. The staffers, members of the Newspaper Guild of New York, will meet up and collectively walk outside of the new but iconic New York Times building in Manhattan to protest management’s position on contract negotiations.Fung reports that “the walkout won’t be the first protest that Times’ staffers have staged over proposed contract terms…”

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