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NYT Bans Bossy; Fires Jill Abramson Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, May 14, 2014, 10:30 PM

Apparently, black trumps feminism at the New York Times. The newspaper fired Jill Abramson as its managing editor and she was replaced by Dean Baquet, an African American journalist.

The BBC News reports that, "In a surprise move, the New York Times newspaper has announced that it has replaced executive editor Jill Abramson - the first woman to lead the paper - with immediate effect. Dean Baquet, 57, the paper's managing editor, has been named as the replacement."

Jill Abramson is quoted as saying that, "I've loved my run at The Times. I got to work with the best journalists in the world doing so much stand-up journalism."

According to the BBC News, "Arthur Sulzberger Jr, chairman of the New York Times company, did not give a reason for the sudden change."

Mr. Baquet's arrival at the New York Times was greeted by skepticism from shareholders. NYT shares plunged 4.5 percent to close at $15.06.

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