Jill Abramson, the first female, and most tattooed, executive editor in New York Times history, is “unexpectedly leaving the position” after taking over in 2011. She is being replaced by a Dean Baquet, a guy who punched a wall.
Jill Abramson, abruptly stepping down as NYT editor in favor of managing editor Dean Baquet? Gotta be a back story there
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) May 14, 2014
Update: An alternate viable headline, courtesy of the reporting of Ken Auletta at The New Yorker Dot Com, could be “‘Pushy’ Woman Pushed Out”:
Several weeks ago, I’m told, Abramson discovered that her pay and her pension benefits as both executive editor and, before that, as managing editor, were considerably less than the pay and pension benefits of Bill Keller, the male editor whom she replaced in both jobs. “She confronted the top brass,” one close associate said, and this may have fed into the management’s narrative that she was “pushy,” a characterization that, for many, has an inescapably gendered aspect.