Gender Gap in Journalism Continues with Firing of Jill Abramson

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Jill Abramson Just days after The New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan wrote a column on the gender gap in journalism, the Times fired Executive Editor Jill Abramson and replaced her with former Managing editor Dean Baquet. Abramson became the papers first female executive editor in 2011, a promotion that had many newswomen hopeful about progress in closing the gender gap. Still, as Sullivan pointed out in her column, citing data from a Women’s Media Center study, “At the nation’s 10 most widely circulated newspapers, men had 63 percent of the bylines, nearly two for every one for a woman,” and, “The Times had the biggest gender gap – with 69 percent of bylines going to men.” During her brief tenure as Executive Editor, Abramson was the subject of a Politico profile

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