Skip to comments.Jill Abramson out at New York Times, Dean Baquet will lead
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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How long before its down to 8 pages a day like the old old days?
She is five years away from being 65
NO pension for you.
War on women!
War on women continues.
War on Women!
She just now realized that being a malarkey salesperson wasn’t really her thing.
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.
This is so when the goods come out on the Democrats and the press they can say, “Yeah, but that was her.”
Baquet will be the first African American to lead the paper.
Race trumps gender.
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.
Is this the guy responsible for withholding some type of incriminating recording of obama?
He better watch over his shoulder for a lesbian black chick in a wheelchair. That’s the diversity superfecta.
He left the LA Times in 2006. I don’t recall who withheld the info.
These awesome journalists cannot even understand what is happening in their own offices or orifices.
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.
Sunday circulation was down everywhere, including the Gazette, which saw Sundays print circulation drop 0.68 percent and Sundays 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 Saratogians 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 Records weekday circulation fell 12.87 percent from 7,352 to 6,406. Sunday circulation fell 4.75 percent from 7,732 to 7,365.
Well, Pinch has been described as a vindictive little $hit.
The only paper I read in print is the local advertiser that has the local crime, business and sports news.
I guess she just wasn’t liberal enough.
Wasn’t she having some doubts about Obama. Now Obama has his own editor sycophant at the New York Times.
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.
Weve 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!
Good! That witch can’t leave soon enough.
Looks a little like the guy doesn’t quite fill up a suit?
Looks like he could be one of Obama’s “golf” buddies.
Guess she missed here employment agreement target to keep Obama’s approval above 45%.
Yep. That may have been the last bit that was needed to get whatever agreement needed to replace her.
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?
Maybe Jill got a job giving lap dances to drunks behind the bus station. It’s more honorable work and it probably pays better.
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...
LOL! Somebody must have not said *harrumph* loud enough when talking about the tea party.
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?
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
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
Colin Powellesque. Good luck, NYT.
Wow—his wife looks like Medea Benjamin.
From a source that cannot be used at FR:
As with any such upheaval, theres a history behind it. Several weeks ago, Im 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 managements 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.”
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!
As with any such upheaval, theres a history behind it. Several weeks ago, Im 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 managements 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
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:
Invitation to a beheading: How Times editors learned of Abramsons ouster
May 14, 2014
Why Jill Abramson Was Fired
Posted by Ken Auletta