New York Times dismisses executive editor

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 She has been replaced by former managing director Dean Baquet, in a sudden leadership shake-up.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.




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