New Editors Broaden Diversity at New York Times

June 6, 2011  |  

(The New Civil Rights Movement) — This past week The New York Times’ announcement of the promotion of Jill Abramson as its first woman executive editor in the 160-​year history of the “paper of record” was celebrated not only by women at the Times, but was given noteworthy mentions, as well as substantial editorial space from around the journalistic world by The Los Angeles Times, New York Magazineand the eminent Poynter Institute, which asked in a leading post what Abramson’s appointment could mean to women in the newspaper business at large.

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