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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times on Wednesday announced that executive editor Jill Abramson
is being replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet after two and a half years on the job.
The company didn’t give a reason for the change. Abramson and Baquet had both been in their current
positions since September 2011.
Baquet, who would be the first African-American to hold the newspaper’s highest editorial position,
received a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 1988. Baquet, 57, has worked for the Times since 2007.
In making the announcement, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the newspaper’s publisher and chairman of its parent
company, called Baquet the best qualified journalist to take on the job in the Times’ newsroom.
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“He is an exceptional reporter and editor with impeccable news judgment who
enjoys the confidence and support of his colleagues around the world and across the
organization,” Sulzberger said in a statement.