New York Occasions Defends Editor’s Unexpected Firing, Blaming Her ‘Arbitrary Resolution-Making’



As pressure mounted on the New York Times to explain the abrupt firing of its first female executive editor, Jill Abramson, the paper’s publisher defended his decision on Saturday.

Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. released a statement that was shared with Times staff members. He wrote that although Abramson was “an outstanding journalist and editor,” her poor management skills were the ultimate reason for her removal, not issues related to her gender or compensation.

See also: New York Times Fires Top Editor Jill Abramson

Sulzberger cited what he called Abramson’s “arbitrary decision-making, a failure to consult and bring colleagues with her, inadequate communication and the public mistreatment of colleagues.” Read more…

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