Jill Abramson was named executive editor of the New York Times Thursday, becoming the first woman to hold the top editorial position at the newspaper of record. Abramson speaks with Jim Lehrer about the milestone and the future of the news organization. Continue reading
Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man,” his first novel, is widely-considered one of the great works of modern literature. After it came out in 1952, Ellison wrote and wrote, and readers waited and waited, but a second novel never came. When he died in 1994, Ellison left thousands of pages of material.
For the third time in less than three years, the Los Angeles Times has fired its top editor — this time ousting James O’Shea — for rejecting an order to impose $4 million in budget cuts. Media experts offer analysis of the struggles at the newspaper. Continue reading