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New York Times chairman denies gender played role in Abramson firing
New York Times chairman denies gender played role in Abramson firing

Responding to criticism that gender played a role in his firing of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, the company’s chairman said Saturday that it was complaints about Abramson’s management style that did her in. “During her tenure, I heard repeatedly from her newsroom colleagues, women and men, about a series of issues, including arbitrary decision-making, a failure to consult and bring colleagues with her, inadequate communication and the public mistreatment of colleagues,” Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said in a statement. The comments expand on Sulzberger’s two earlier sets of remarks that cited mismangement without providing examples. He gave...

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