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Jill Abramson and John M. Geddes Named Managing Editors of The New York Times
Business Wire ^ | July 31, 2003

Posted on 07/31/2003 4:23:07 PM PDT by Timesink

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( BW)(NY-THE-NEW-YORK-TIMES)(NYT) Jill Abramson and John M. Geddes Named Managing Editors of The New York Times


    Business Editors

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2003--Jill Abramson and John M. Geddes were named managing editors of The New York Times today, effective September 2. Ms. Abramson has been the newspaper's Washington bureau chief since 2000 and Mr. Geddes has been the newspaper's deputy managing editor since 1997. The appointments were announced by Bill Keller, executive editor of The Times.
    Ms. Abramson, 49, and Mr. Geddes, 51, succeed Gerald Boyd who resigned earlier this year. A replacement for Ms. Abramson has not been named at this time. Mr. Geddes will not be replaced, as his promotion is an expansion of his current portfolio of responsibilities.
    Mr. Keller said, "In Jill and John, I will have two sidekicks who are superb journalists, genuine leaders, straight shooters, deeply committed to this paper and all it stands for."
    In their new roles Ms. Abramson will focus on newsgathering while Mr. Geddes will be responsible for news operations. This is the first time in the newspaper's history that it has named two managing editors. The decision to appoint a managing editor to oversee news operations reflects the growing complexity of a company that now delivers its news in a variety of formats. It also honors the work of the Siegal Committee, which proposed greater attention to the management of the newsroom, including training and career development.
    Ms. Abramson was appointed Washington bureau chief in 2000. Before that she was Washington editor from 1999 to 2000 where she was responsible for planning and directing the work of The Times's 60-member bureau. Before becoming Washington editor she served as the enterprise editor in the Washington bureau. She joined the newspaper in 1997.
    Previously, she worked at The Wall Street Journal from 1988 to 1997. There she served as deputy bureau chief in its Washington, D.C., bureau and as investigative reporter, covering money and politics.
    From 1986 to 1988 she was editor in chief of Legal Times, a weekly newspaper in Washington, D.C.
    Ms. Abramson received a B.A. degree in history and literature, graduating magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1976.
    She is co-author of "Strange Justice," published by Houghton Mifflin in 1994, and "Where They Are Now," published by Doubleday in 1986. "Strange Justice" was a non-fiction finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award in 1994. Ms. Abramson won the National Press Club award for national correspondence in 1992 for political coverage of money and politics.
    Mr. Geddes, who joined The New York Times as a business/financial editor in 1994, has been a deputy managing editor since 1997.
    Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Geddes was the chief executive officer of BIS Strategic Decisions, a market research company acquired by Friday Holdings, an investment partnership, in 1994. Before that he was a principal at Friday Holdings.
    From 1976 to 1993, Mr. Geddes worked in the newspaper industry. Thirteen of those years were spent at The Wall Street Journal in various positions including: bureau chief, Bonn, Germany; deputy managing editor and then managing editor, The Wall Street Journal/Europe; news editor, assistant managing editor; senior editor, and national news editor. He was an economics correspondent in Bonn for The Times from January 1979 to March 1980, a reporter in Bonn for the AP-Dow Jones News Service from January 1978 to January 1979, a New York reporter for AP-Dow Jones News Service from September 1976 to January 1978 and a reporter at The Ansonia Evening Sentinel, Ansonia, Conn., in 1976.
    Mr. Geddes received a B.A. degree in economics, graduating cum laude, from the University of Rhode Island in 1974. He received an M.A. degree in business journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1976.
    The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2002 revenues of $3.1 billion, includes The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 16 other newspapers, eight network-affiliated television stations, two New York City radio stations and more than 40 Web sites, including NYTimes.com and Boston.com. For the third consecutive year, the Company was ranked No. 1 in the publishing industry in Fortune's 2002 list of America's Most Admired Companies. In 2003 the Company was named by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

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Same as it ever was.
1 posted on 07/31/2003 4:23:08 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; Miss Marple; Tamsey; ...

Schadenfreude

This is the New York Times Schadenfreude Ping List. Freepmail me to be added or dropped.


2 posted on 07/31/2003 4:23:33 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: Timesink
Oh joy.
3 posted on 07/31/2003 4:25:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Nice to see the New York Slimes maintaining its journalistic standards.)
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To: Timesink
Something about a two-headed monster comes to mind....
4 posted on 07/31/2003 4:31:07 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Timesink
Jill Abramson??????????

This is so rich. What was her sidekicks name?

Wasn't Ms. Abramson involved with getting the private background info on Linda Tripp...from the Pentagon...and then leaking it to the press...from Ken the bowtie guy?????

Is my memory correct here?


5 posted on 07/31/2003 4:32:23 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (Hired Mercenary - Have Bullhorn - Will Shoutl for Freedom!)
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To: Timesink
What's the deal on Geddes? Jill Abramson is one of the worst lib hacks ever to push a noun against a verb and yet still enjoys a reputation as a serious journalist. The release fails to tout her hatchet job done on Justice Thomas.
6 posted on 07/31/2003 4:33:51 PM PDT by nathanbedford
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To: Seeking the truth
The New York Times is passionately committed to promoting liberalism. As Rush said on today's program, excellence is not among their objectives.
7 posted on 07/31/2003 4:34:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Seeking the truth
Strange Justice: The Selling of Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson
8 posted on 07/31/2003 4:36:56 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Seeking the truth
http://loper.org/~george/trends/1999/Dec/73.html
9 posted on 07/31/2003 4:38:21 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Seeking the truth
How the NYT Is Like the FBI Howell Raines=Robert Mueller; Jill Abramson=Coleen Rowley.
10 posted on 07/31/2003 4:39:46 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Timesink
Well, the NYT has not met its diversity obligations as far as blacks are concerned but, can I correctly assume that both of the editors selected are fairies?
12 posted on 07/31/2003 4:43:56 PM PDT by Tacis
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To: Tacis
LOL!
13 posted on 07/31/2003 4:48:03 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Negotiate!! .............(((Blam!.)))........... "Now who else wants to negotiate?")
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To: Timesink
Even aside from her Leftist tilt, there's something about Jill Abramson that affects me like nails scraping a blackboard. I just can't stand the woman. Yuck!
14 posted on 07/31/2003 4:58:48 PM PDT by Wolfstar (If we don't re-elect GWB a truly great President we're NUTS!)
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To: nathanbedford
"Jill Abramson is one of the worst lib hacks ever to push a noun against a verb and yet still enjoys a reputation as a serious journalist. The release fails to tout her hatchet job done on Justice Thomas. "


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15 posted on 07/31/2003 5:04:20 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: Wolfstar
Could it be her HAIRCUT?


16 posted on 07/31/2003 5:13:44 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to...)
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To: Howlin
Yep, Jane Meyer, that was her tag team partner.
17 posted on 07/31/2003 5:14:26 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (Hired Mercenary - Have Bullhorn - Will Shoutl for Freedom!)
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To: Howlin; Timesink
Well, we now know how they will behave in the campaign. Time to get prepared with monitoring, rebuttals, e-mails to those who subscribe to their news service, etc.
18 posted on 07/31/2003 5:16:57 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Howlin
 

 

I'm just about positive that's Abramson on the left, not in all black outfit

 

 

The Book That Changed My Life
Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer were 1994 National Book Award Finalists in Nonfiction for Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas

National Book Award Finalists for Nonfiction Jane Mayer (left) and Jill Abramson (right) at the 1994 Awards Ceremony and Gala. Photo credit: Robin Platzer

Books that changed my life:
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren

Books that influenced my writing.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

This book showed me the power of non-fiction narrative. I read it when I was in the sixth grade and was amazed by the fully-etched characters and narrative tension. In Cold Blood showed how much drama can be built into a non-fiction story. The best journalism also establishes a strong narrative story.

- Jill Abramson

 

19 posted on 07/31/2003 5:18:25 PM PDT by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: Timesink; *CCRM
Posted to *CCRM
20 posted on 07/31/2003 5:18:59 PM PDT by Copernicus (A Constitutional Republic revolves around Sovereign Citizens, not citizens around government.)
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