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New York Times dismisses executive editor

By Hayden Richards

15th May 2014

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 She has been replaced by former managing director Dean Baquet, in a sudden leadership shake-up.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