Reaction to the Keller / Abramson change at The New York Times
- The New York Times broke its own news this morning, reporting that Executive Editor Bill Keller would step down in September, to be replaced by Jill Abramson.
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.
- And while Abramson isn't even on Twitter yet, one of the Times' social media editors Lexi Mainland, says she will be soon.
There were some good-natured jokes to be had...
- — larrybraverman (@larrybraverman)Thu, Jun 02 2011 07:37:16hi guys -- i cant say too much right now but im pleased to announce that bill keller will be joining gawker as our new night blogger
... 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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