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Jill Abramson out at New York Times, Dean Baquet will lead
Poynter ^ | May 14, 2014 | Andrew Beaujon

Posted on 05/14/2014 11:55:26 AM PDT by abb

Jill Abramson “is unexpectedly leaving the position” as executive editor of The New York Times, the Times announced Wednesday. Dean Baquet will be the new executive editor, Ravi Somaiya reports. “The reasons for the switch were not immediately clear,” Somaiya reports. Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. attributed the change to “an issue with management in the newsroom,” Somaiya wrote on Twitter.

Abramson became the Times’ executive editor in 2011. She is five years away from being 65, the age at which Times executive editors traditionally must retire. On Monday Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan noted that under Abramson, “not only is the top editor a woman – the first — but many department heads and section editors are, too.”


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1 posted on 05/14/2014 11:55:26 AM PDT by abb
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2 posted on 05/14/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: abb

How long before its down to 8 pages a day like the old old days?


3 posted on 05/14/2014 11:56:49 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: abb

She is five years away from being 65

NO pension for you.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 11:57:06 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: abb

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/business/media/jill-abramson-being-replaced-as-top-editor-at-times.html

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dean-baquet-named-executive-editor-of-the-new-york-times-2014-05-14?reflink=MW_news_stmp

https://twitter.com/dgelles/statuses/466648558134116352

http://investors.nytco.com/press/press-releases/press-release-details/2014/Dean-Baquet-Named-Executive-Editor-of-The-New-York-Times/default.aspx

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/05/jill-abramson-out-at-new-york-times.html


5 posted on 05/14/2014 11:57:39 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb

War on women!


6 posted on 05/14/2014 11:58:05 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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War on women continues.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 11:58:17 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: abb

War on Women!


8 posted on 05/14/2014 11:58:21 AM PDT by clintonh8r (#Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: abb

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/14/jill-abramson-dean-baquet-new-york-times_n_5325138.html?utm_hp_ref=media


9 posted on 05/14/2014 11:59:59 AM PDT by abb
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She just now realized that being a malarkey salesperson wasn’t really her thing.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 12:05:53 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: abb

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/08/business/media/08paper.html?pagewanted=all

November 8, 2006
Los Angeles Paper Ousts Top Editor
By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE

Dean Baquet, the editor of The Los Angeles Times, who defied orders from his corporate bosses to cut jobs, was forced out of his own job yesterday, shocking the newsroom just as it was gearing up to cover election returns.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 12:08:37 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb

This is so when the goods come out on the Democrats and the press they can say, “Yeah, but that was her.”


12 posted on 05/14/2014 12:08:43 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: abb
From NY Mag:

Baquet will be the first African American to lead the paper.

Race trumps gender.

13 posted on 05/14/2014 12:09:27 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: abb

Well, you can’t sell a national newspaper by pitching it only to the Upper West Side. Don’t get me wrong, I grew up there and I love it, although the bizarre attitudes often drive me crazy.

But the Times has got to move on.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 12:15:15 PM PDT by livius
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To: abb

Is this the guy responsible for withholding some type of incriminating recording of obama?


15 posted on 05/14/2014 12:16:14 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Timber Rattler

He better watch over his shoulder for a lesbian black chick in a wheelchair. That’s the diversity superfecta.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 12:19:46 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Sgt_Schultze

He left the LA Times in 2006. I don’t recall who withheld the info.


17 posted on 05/14/2014 12:19:54 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb
“The reasons for the switch were not immediately clear,”

The NY times has award-winning investigative journalists, all the players in the drama are within their own building, and The Times STILL can't figure out what's going on?

Times is incompetent.

(Of course, everyone knows this is what happens when you criticise Obama. Abramson clearly had to be eliminated.)


18 posted on 05/14/2014 12:25:18 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

These awesome journalists cannot even understand what is happening in their own offices or orifices.


19 posted on 05/14/2014 12:28:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: abb
Proof that even the mighty cannot INSULT THE GREAT MAHDI. Only a few days ago, Jill, a lib's lib, committed SACRILEGE when she said the Mahdi's Regime was the least transparent she'd known while she was in the news business. And they fired her, not even letting her resign.
20 posted on 05/14/2014 12:30:13 PM PDT by libstripper
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We just had the circulation declines reported (below) for local newspapers and it’s a blood bath. All they have is tricks and games to keep their page hits and add clicks up.

http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2014/may/09/circulation-declines-reported-area-newspapers/?print

Excerpt:

Sunday circulation was down everywhere, including the Gazette, which saw Sunday’s print circulation drop 0.68 percent and Sunday’s online circulation drop 3.79 percent over this time.

The Times Union, a Hearst Corporation newspaper based in Colonie, had weekday circulation of 48,324, down 6.45 percent from 51,657 one year earlier. Sunday circulation fell 4.99 percent from 113,794 to 108,118.

The Post-Star, a Lee Enterprises newspaper based in Glens Falls, saw its weekday circulation fall 5.68 percent from 22,553 to 21,271. Sunday circulation fell 3.58 percent from 26,363 to 25,420.

The Leader Herald, an Ogden Newspapers publication based in Gloversville, saw its weekday circulation fall 7.86 percent from 7,378 to 6,798. Sunday circulation fell 3.99 percent, from 9,740 to 9,351.

The Saratogian and Troy Record, owned by the Journal Register Company, posted the biggest circulation drops in the region.

The Saratogian’s weekday circulation fell 18.47 percent from 5,857 to 4,775. Sunday circulation fell 14.64 percent from 6,229 to 5,317.

The Troy Record’s weekday circulation fell 12.87 percent from 7,352 to 6,406. Sunday circulation fell 4.75 percent from 7,732 to 7,365.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 12:32:29 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: libstripper
And they fired her, not even letting her resign.

Well, Pinch has been described as a vindictive little $hit.

22 posted on 05/14/2014 12:38:57 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Fitzy_888

The only paper I read in print is the local advertiser that has the local crime, business and sports news.

It’s free.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 12:41:27 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: abb

I guess she just wasn’t liberal enough.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 12:41:32 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: abb


Dean Baquet and his wife, Dylan Landis


25 posted on 05/14/2014 12:43:03 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: abb

Wasn’t she having some doubts about Obama. Now Obama has his own editor sycophant at the New York Times.


26 posted on 05/14/2014 12:44:16 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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27 posted on 05/14/2014 12:45:10 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Cicero

You got it. Being a foaming at the mouth Marxist tyrannical sycophant for Obama is just not enough anymore. You have be black and all those things now and never had a single doubt.


28 posted on 05/14/2014 12:45:33 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: abb

“We’ve kidded ourselves into thinking that Dean is such an artful dodger, he could play this string out forever.”

Interesting quote from an LA Times Staffer when Baquet wast ousted there.
I used to think that School Superintendents were the highest-paid migrant workers in the country, but maybe I missed the Newspaper Editors.
The other thing is that papers are loosing readers at ever increasing percentages, but somehow most of them stay in business. The big ones anyway!


29 posted on 05/14/2014 12:45:55 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: abb

Good! That witch can’t leave soon enough.


30 posted on 05/14/2014 12:46:26 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: jimbo123

Looks a little like the guy doesn’t quite fill up a suit?


31 posted on 05/14/2014 12:55:44 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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Looks like he could be one of Obama’s “golf” buddies.


32 posted on 05/14/2014 12:58:13 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: abb

Guess she missed here employment agreement target to keep Obama’s approval above 45%.


33 posted on 05/14/2014 1:06:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: libstripper

Yep. That may have been the last bit that was needed to get whatever agreement needed to replace her.


34 posted on 05/14/2014 1:10:55 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: cherokee1
Looks a little like the guy doesn’t quite fill up a suit?


35 posted on 05/14/2014 1:18:50 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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36 posted on 05/14/2014 1:25:28 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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Abramson has said that Bush was not as secretive as Obama.

She also blasted the Obama admin for a draconian leak investigation policy...more than any President in history.

I don't like Abramson but I'm sure this is why she was canned. The NYT must NEVER speak negative of Obama. Will Dowd be next?

37 posted on 05/14/2014 1:39:16 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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Maybe Jill got a job giving lap dances to drunks behind the bus station. It’s more honorable work and it probably pays better.


38 posted on 05/14/2014 1:48:07 PM PDT by IronJack
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“The reasons for the switch were not immediately clear,” Somaiya reports.

Let me guess.

If there's something that Commies treasure even more than telling vicious lies, America-hating, and government-sponsored extortion, looting, and mass murder, it's Party purges.

Jill must have said something that did not adequately toe the Party Line. Or someone caught her sneaking a peek at a copy of the Constitution.

Buh bye, Jill...

39 posted on 05/14/2014 2:41:10 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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40 posted on 05/14/2014 2:43:57 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. attributed the change to “an issue with management in the newsroom,”

LOL! Somebody must have not said *harrumph* loud enough when talking about the tea party.

41 posted on 05/14/2014 2:50:28 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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(Of course, everyone knows this is what happens when you criticize Obama. Abramson clearly had to be eliminated.)<

That's my take too... Forgot what it was - but she said something that made it feel like she wasn't drinking the kool aid... Do you have a link?

42 posted on 05/14/2014 3:04:41 PM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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Why she’s out:

She is a heretic!

Jill Abramson: ‘This is the most secretive White House I have ever dealt with’
Politico ^ | January 23, 2014 | DYLAN BYERS
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3115164/posts

On CBS, Top NYT Editor Jill Abramson Shocks the Hosts, Agrees Obama’s Worse Than Bush on Freedom of ^

10/19/2013 5:13:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
NewsBusters.org ^ | October 19, 2013 | Tim Graham

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3081091/posts


43 posted on 05/14/2014 3:11:23 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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bump


44 posted on 05/14/2014 3:13:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: jimbo123

Colin Powellesque. Good luck, NYT.


45 posted on 05/14/2014 3:37:21 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: jimbo123

Wow—his wife looks like Medea Benjamin.


46 posted on 05/14/2014 3:47:53 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: abb

From a source that cannot be used at FR:

As with any such upheaval, there’s a history behind it. Several weeks ago, I’m told, Abramson discovered that her pay and her pension benefits as both executive editor and, before that, as managing editor were considerably less than the pay and pension benefits of Bill Keller, the male editor whom she replaced in both jobs. “She confronted the top brass,” one close associate said, and this may have fed into the management’s narrative that she was “pushy,” a characterization that, for many, has an inescapably gendered aspect. Sulzberger is known to believe that the Times, as a financially beleaguered newspaper, needed to retreat on some of its generous pay and pension benefits; Abramson had also been at the Times for far fewer years than Keller, having spent much of her career at the Wall Street Journal, accounting for some of the pension disparity.”


47 posted on 05/14/2014 4:19:52 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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Cicero; BUTTTT! He’s got a white wife. That’s so chic among the Black Leftists (look at the professional ball players).

However, when you are a black conservative with a white wife, it is “uncle Tom time” re George Schuyler, Justice Clarence Thomas, and others.

What this means is that the New York Times is now sooooo properly “liberal”, “diverse”, and in lockstep with the Obama Left, that the banner line will soon be changed to “All the News That The ONE Wants You to Read”.

Subheadline: Conservatives continue their war on women!


48 posted on 05/14/2014 4:25:18 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: dynachrome

As with any such upheaval, there’s a history behind it. Several weeks ago, I’m told, Abramson discovered that her pay and her pension benefits as both executive editor and, before that, as managing editor were considerably less than the pay and pension benefits of Bill Keller, the male editor whom she replaced in both jobs. “She confronted the top brass,” one close associate said, and this may have fed into the management’s narrative that she was “pushy,” a characterization that, for many, has an inescapably gendered aspect. Sulzberger is known to believe that the Times, as a financially beleaguered newspaper, needed to retreat on some of its generous pay and pension benefits; Abramson had also been at the Times for far fewer years than Keller, having spent much of her career at the Wall Street Journal, accounting for some of the pension disparity.”

___________________

See post 43


49 posted on 05/14/2014 4:28:15 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: dynachrome

http://www.vox.com/2014/5/14/5718544/nprs-david-folkenflik-explains-jill-abramsons-downfall

NPR’s David Folkenflik explains Jill Abramson’s downfall
Updated by Matthew Yglesias on May 14, 2014, 6:29 p.m. ET

NPR’s media reporter David Folkenflik tweeted out a fascinating series of observations about Jill Abramson and the New York Times early Wednesday evening. Media news junkies should be following him every day, but if you happen to miss these tweets it’s worth taking a moment to read the whole series. He paints a portrait of a multi-dimensional conflict between Abramson and her bosses with a dose of gender pay gap, a dollop of digital transition, and range of other issues coming into play:

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/media/2014/05/8545398/invitation-beheading-how-emtimesem-editors-learned-abramsons-ouster

Invitation to a beheading: How Times editors learned of Abramson’s ouster

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2014/05/why-jill-abramson-was-fired.html

May 14, 2014
Why Jill Abramson Was Fired
Posted by Ken Auletta


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