- exit this way May 14
The New York Times announced today that Executive Editor Jill Abramson is leaving the newspaper after nearly three years in the position. Managing Editor Dean Baquet will replace her as the top editor at the paper.
Times employees were alerted of the news this afternoon, with one staffer describing the newsroom as being "stunned." Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said her removal wasn't related to the quality of the newspaper's journalism, instead attributing it to "an issue with management in the newsroom." She joined the Times in 1997 from its rival The Wall Street Journal, before becoming the paper's first female executive editor in September 2011.- - Jordan Valinsky
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