More on Jill Abramson and The New York Times

From The New Yorker: “Jill Abramson and The Times: What Went Wrong?” by Ken Auletta

There is one more question: Why did the Times, which so heralded the hiring of its first female executive editor, terminate Abramson in such a brutal fashion? What else happened between Thompson’s April 28th plea for her to stay longer and her termination by Sulzberger, eleven days later, on Friday, May 9th?

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