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  • Shakeup at NY Times leaves questions

    Yahoo! - 05/14/2014

    The New York Times abruptly replaced its first female executive editor, Jill Abramson, on Wednesday and named managing editor Dean Baquet as the first African American at the top editorial post.

    Abramson’s departure was announced by the US daily’s publisher Arthur Sulzberger, and the paper’s own report said: “The reasons for the switch were not immediately clear.”

    The sudden departure left many questions unanswered both inside and outside one of the nation’s most prestigious news organizations.

    One Times staffer, Ravi Somaiya, said in a tweet that Sulzberger cited “an issue with management in the newsroom” but that no further details were known.

    Northeastern University journalism professor Dan Kennedy said the departure appeared irregular.

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