Jill Abramson has been named the executive editor of The New York Times, the newspaper’s publisher Arthur Sulzberger announced on Thursday.Abramson has been a managing editor since 2003. She is the first woman to lead the paper in its 160-year history.
It would be more interesting that Jill Abramson was named executive editor of The New York Times if the paper was not on such a knife’s edge for survival.Much respected, Abramson can only be considered dynamic when compared to her predecessor, the bloodless Bill Keller. Keller is so laconic that his own wife has commonly disparaged him as a cocktail party killer.
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