The New York Times Has Already Axed Abramson From Its Masthead


By Wednesday afternoon, the New York Times masthead was already updated to reflect the sudden change that left its newsroom and the wider media world stunned.

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.