The New York Times dismissed Jill Abramson as executive editor on Wednesday, following an internal management dispute. She has been replaced by former managing director Dean Baquet, in a sudden leadership shake-up.
Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of the paper and the chairman of The New York Times Company, announced the news to staff.
Baquet, accepting his new role, had a few words for his team: "I will listen hard, I will be hands on, I will be engaged. I’ll walk the room. That’s the only way I know how to edit". He also promised to "make changes in the coming weeks. I have to pick a managing editor and rethink the leadership of the newsroom".
This news was announced by the New York Times on their website.