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Dean Baquet to replace Jill Abramson as New York Times' top editor
Dean Baquet to replace Jill Abramson as New York Times' top editor

Just three years into her tenure, the first female editor of the New York Times was forced out because of what the publisher called management issues in the newsroom. Jill Abramson will be replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet, who will be the newspaper's first African American executive editor. Baquet is the former editor of the Los Angeles Times. New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. informed senior editors of the change Wednesday afternoon, then spoke to the newsroom. The switch was not about the quality of the paper's journalism, nor about disagreements with Abramson on its digital future, he said. "Rather, I choose to appoint a new leader for our newsroom...

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