Jill Abramson

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June 2, 2011 — Jill Abramson, who who was named new executive editor of The New York Times today. NYTCREDIT: Fred R. Conrad/The NYT
TO GO WITH AFP STORY US-MEDIA-NEWSPAPERS-INDUSTRY-INTERNET-NYTIMES This undated photo obtained June 3, 2011 courtesy of The New York Times shows Jill Abramson. Abramson was named the first woman executive editor of The New York Times on June 2, 2011, taking the reins of the prestigious newspaper as it seeks to plot a course in the digital era. Abramson, 57, a native New Yorker, replaces Bill Keller, 62, who took over as executive editor of the Times in 2003 in the wake of the Jayson Blair fabrication scandal. Abramson joined the Times in 1997 from The Wall Street Journal and has been managing editor since 2003. She became the newspaper’s Washington editor in 1999 and Washington bureau chief in 2000. AFP PHOTO/THE NEW YORK TIMES/FRED R. CONRAD-NEW YORK TIMES/HANDOUT/NO SALES FOR ONE TIME USE ONLY TO GO WITH STORY/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read Fred R. Conrad/AFP/Getty Images) NYTCREDIT: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

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