Articles about "Jill Abramson"


Joe Pompeo looks at Nancy Gibbs’ first few months on the job as Time’s managing editor. She was named to the post in September.

Today, Gibbs runs a newsroom free of the histrionics that some of her peers are known for. So undramatic is her approach that during a recent editorial meeting, while critiquing a homepage headline she thought was misleading, according to people who were there, Gibbs remarked to the offending party: “Why aren’t you leaving this meeting to fix this right now?” Everyone burst out laughing, the joke being that she was paraphrasing a Jill Abramson quote from POLITICO’s now infamous piece about the New York Times executive editor’s reportedly “brusque” and “dismissive” management style. Gibbs, on the contrary, is known for her encouraging, almost motherly mien, though she can still gossip with the best of ‘em or lay down the tough talk when a situation warrants it.

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The New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson, left, and honoree The New York Times foreign editor Susan Chira attend the 2010 Matrix Awards presented by the New York Women in Communications at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Monday, April 19, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Jill Abramson: Politico piece was ‘shoddy,’ ‘nutty’

In the keynote talk at the Journalism & Women Symposium's Conference and Mentoring Project in Essex, Vt., Saturday, New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson talked about the reaction of women journalists to an April Politico piece that said she was "on the verge of losing the support of the newsroom." "It was thrilling," Abramson said about the people who came to her defense, "like a prairie fire among, like, other women journalists who just, like, saw this thing as, like, a shoddy, sexist, you know, ad feminem attack on me." (more...)
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Jill Abramson on new Politico executive editor Rick Berke: ‘I look forward to competing against him again’

Politico New York Times senior editor and director of video content development Rick Berke will become the executive editor of Politico, Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris told staff Thursday. "This is really great news for POLITICO," Harris writes. "Rick Berke is one of the most distinguished political journalists of our time," New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson said in a statement emailed to Poynter by a Times spokesperson. "He is also a great friend and we have worked closely together since 1997. We have also competed against each other as reporters and I look forward to competing against him again. Politico is lucky to have him as executive editor." Berke will not run the newsroom day-to-day, Harris writes in his memo: His "emphasis will be to help the entire team think broadly about the news."
He is going to be a very engaged presence in the newsroom, sharing his ideas and listening to other people’s. His presence will help me and all of us do more of what we enjoy most—to get away from the inbox and our offices to spend more time with the people who make the POLITICO magic, the reporters.
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Mark Thompson: Keeping Nate Silver at NYT was not ‘an overwhelming priority’

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Joe Hagan's look at New York Times Co. CEO Mark Thompson's tenure so far contains many, many tweetable and chewable moments for New York Times obsessives -- his presence in the newsroom "was like a belch in a cathedral nave," for instance, and Sam Sifton was moved from the national desk to create an online magazine "inspired by the corporate consulting firm McKinsey & Co."

But perhaps the most intriguing nugget is that Nate Silver decided to leave the Times "because he felt it was Thompson who had not committed to building his franchise."
For [Executive Editor Jill] Abramson, Silver was a tentpole attraction for her favorite subject, national politics, and brought the kind of buzz she thought valuable. In an interview, Thompson confirmed that keeping Silver was not at the top of his agenda: “I would not say it was an overwhelming priority,” he says. “During the election period, he was obviously a very significant figure. Off-season, it’s a slightly different story.”
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The New Republic’s NYT package: A good read, despite those footnotes

New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson pooh-poohs Politico's "scooplets" ("interesting in the moment but somewhat evanescent in their importance") and praises some of its staff ("I think they have some excellent reporters"). Tina Brown says the Mayo Clinic should buy The New York Times ("Excellent at keeping people alive"). The Times will launch an opinion app, Marc Tracy reports. And Tribune should create a national supernewspaper that competes with the Times by combining its local newsgathering in cities such as Baltimore, Chicago and Los Angeles with its national reporting in Washington, Michael Kinsley argues.

All these fun reads come from The New Republic's special "Future of the Times" package. You should read it! But first, can we talk about the footnotes? (more...)
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More reactions to Politico’s ‘Turbulence at The Times’ story

Politico's Dylan Byers wrote a story that posits New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson is "already on the verge of losing the support of the newsroom." I didn't like it.

Here are some other reactions:

Emily Bell says Byers' piece "deserves attention, as it fuels an exasperating and wholly sexist narrative about women in power."

For a news organization such as Politico to run a piece focused so tightly on Abramson's personality is disappointing. It might have highlighted the fact she has just had the most successful week of her professional life. Her news organization picked up four Pulitzer Prizes, the third highest haul in the Times's history, and the coverage of the Boston bombings was, by wide acknowledgment, exceptionally good, when others were rocky and error-strewn.
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Politico’s ‘turbulence’ story about New York Times’ Jill Abramson: All wind

Dylan Byers' big "Turbulence at The Times" story, about the news organization under Executive Editor Jill Abramson's leadership, has the look and feel of world-beating Politico scoop.

It mixes anonymously voiced insider accounts with a few protesting on-the-record sources to paint a picture of a newsroom so buffeted by personality conflicts that it just barely won four Pulitzer Prizes and calmly and accurately guided readers through the Boston bombings.

The festering conflict at the heart of all this triumph? Executive Editor Jill Abramson.

In recent months, Abramson has become a source of widespread frustration and anxiety within the Times newsroom. More than a dozen current and former members of the editorial staff, all of whom spoke to POLITICO on the condition of anonymity, described her as stubborn and condescending, saying they found her difficult to work with.
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In an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson said the paper is doing well and changing:

Things are looking up at The New York Times. The newspaper isn’t going anywhere. We’re making the digital transition, I believe, very successfully. And some of the things that you’re hugging in the newspaper, even more powerfully displayed and more informative on the Web and on our apps. We have a robust readership of people who feel getting home delivery of the print New York Times is still essential to their day and my job is to try to keep it that way.
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Jill Abramson on 'Morning Joe'

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Murdoch, Abramson make Forbes’ list of ‘most powerful people’

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News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch is No. 24 on Forbes' new list of the 70 most powerful people in the world. New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson is No. 64.  The blurb for Abramson reads, "Bloggers come, bloggers go, but the Gray Lady, run for the first time by a lady, still sets the terms of the global debate." The overall prestige of news leaders seems to be falling, though. Last year's list had Murdoch at No. 13 and then-NYT editor Bill Keller at No. 50. Murdoch and Abramson are the only news media figures on the list, otherwise dominated by many world political leaders and corporate CEOs. || Earlier: In August, Forbes placed Abramson at No. 12 on its list of most powerful women, just behind Lady Gaga.
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Abramson: I don’t want every NYT story to be 1,800 words

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C-SPAN has posted 57 seconds of Brian Lamb's interview with Jill Abramson, which will air on Oct. 30. The New York Times executive editor is asked: What's the one thing you'd change at the paper. Keach Hagey transcribes her response:

I don't want every story to be 1,800 words. I think in general, we have a lot of long stories that need to be long, things like Amy Harmon's profile of a young adult with autism, which you know was very very long, but worth every word. There is a certain lack of discipline sometimes. A point is repeated too many times in a story or there are three quotes making the same point where one would do and I'd like to see a variety of story lines.

In other Times news, John Koblin did some quick math and figured out that about 43,000 people bought a subscription to the Times' Web site in the third quarter. That, he says, "suggests that there’s still some demand for access to the Times Web site, but that it has slowed considerably. It also leads to the bigger question as to whether the demand for paid readership to its site is beginning, however slowly, to stall out."

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