According to Politico's Dylan Byers, the newspaper's senior editors weren't informed until 2 p.m. ET that executive editor Jill Abramson would be leaving the paper. Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. then reportedly informed the rest of the staff at 2:35 p.m. ET.
But the Times didn't waste any time turning the page on the Abramson era, as evidenced by the masthead that already lists Dean Baquet as the new executive editor.