As Times employees gathered to hear the news in person, several of them shared photos and quotes as Keller, Abramson and Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. made speeches.
Following the announcement, many of the Times staff members shared their insight and reaction to the changes. All seemed to be positive.
Keller's recent anti-Twitter commentary has drawn a lot of heat from fans of the platform, and the announcement that he was stepping down became fodder for some joking about it.
There were some good-natured jokes to be had...
... but most of the reaction online was congratulatory of Abramson as the first female to lead the paper, and thankful to Keller for his contributions.
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