Was New York Times Editor Jill Abramson Fired for Pointing Out Gender Pay Disparity?
Posted on May 15, 2014
Jill Abramson was removed from her position as executive editor of The New York Times on Wednesday without warning. Now it’s been revealed by several sources, including The New Yorker, that Abramson had recently complained she was being paid significantly less than her Y-chromosome carrying predecessor, which some believe may have led to her dismissal. If misogyny played a role in her termination, the Times certainly has some explaining to do.
For those of you wondering who her replacement will be, it’s the newspaper’s former managing editor, Dean Baquet, who, according to Slate, “will be the newspaper’s first ever black executive editor.”
—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata
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