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Jill Abramson, ousted NYT editor: 'Losing a job you love hurts'
Jill Abramson, ousted NYT editor: 'Losing a job you love hurts'

In her first public comments since she was dismissed five days ago as executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson told graduates at Wake Forest University on Monday that, like them, "I’m a little scared - and a little excited.’’ Abramson, embroiled in a controversy over pay equity and gender equality following her removal as the paper’s top editor, did not address those issues. But she did say, "Sure, losing a job you love hurts.’’ Calling the theme of her commencement speech "resilience,’’ Abramson told 1,800 graduates and about three dozen media members: "You know the sting of losing. When that happens,...

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