Dean Baquet replaces Jill Abramson as New York Times executive editor
The NYT newsroom gathers to hear the news that executive editor Jill Abramson is being replaced by Dean Baquet pic.twitter.com/nNIsiJtU1v
— stuart emmrich (@StuartEmmrichNY) May 14, 2014
Jill Abramson, the New York Times’ first female executive editor, is leaving her post after three years. Taking her place is the Times’ managing editor Dean Baquet, the first African-American to hold the position.
Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., — the newspaper’s publisher — made the announcement to staff on Wednesday.
The change was attributed, by Arthur Sulzberger Jr, to "an issue with management in the newsroom". No further details yet.
— Ravi Somaiya (@ravisomaiya) May 14, 2014
“Our business continues its digital transformation,” said Sulzberger, “ and in our newsroom, we are moving fast to a digital -first reality.”
The change came unexpectedly, and as even the Times reported, the “reasons for the switch were not immediately clear.”