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WATCH LIVE: Jill Abramson gives Wake Forest commencement address

Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of The New York Times, delivers a commencement address to Wake Forest University. Watch live video, courtesy of NBC News, below.…

Le Monde and New York Times sack female editors on same day

Last Tuesday morning, two brilliant female journalists commanded two of the world’s greatest newspapers. By Wednesday evening, they were both history. Natalie Nougayrède, overthrown by a senior staff revolt, left the editor’s chair at Le Monde. And Jill Abramson, executive editor of the New York Times, was out in a…

The facts prove it: Female CEOs are more likely than men to be fired

After high-profile sackings in at the New York Times and Le Monde, a survey confirms that top businesswomen work on the edge of a glass cliff The perception that high-achieving businesswomen are more vulnerable than their male counterparts to being abruptly fired – pushed off the “glass cliff” in the…

New York Times is ‘unclear’ as to why its own executive editor was replaced

The New York Times on Wednesday replaced its first female executive editor, Jill Abramson, with its managing editor Dean Baquet, who becomes the first African American to hold the post. Abramson’s departure was announced by the U.S. daily’s publisher Arthur Sulzberger, and the paper’s own report said: “The reasons for…

Anecdotes from the Raw Story newsroom that prove our executive editor is a real b*tch

You may have heard by now that Politico media reporter Dylan Byers is under fire for a profile of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson in which anonymous staffers complain that she’s not particularly cuddly, that she doesn’t try to make them all her friends and occasionally acts like…

Politico’s wholly sexist narrative of the ‘woman in power’ at the New York Times

The New York Times executive editor is apparently stubborn and snappy. Why must we focus on women’s character traits? Happy newsrooms are all alike. Every unhappy newsroom is unhappy in its own way. The New York Times newsroom is unhappy because its editor is not very nice. Allegedly. This startling revelation…

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