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How Politico should have reported the “turbulence” at The New York Times

26 Apr

How Politico should have reported the “turbulence” at The New York Times

This week, Politico published a largely anonymously-sourced hit piece on New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, charging that she is blunt, demoralizing, condescending, and is “on the verge of losing the support of the newsroom.” Critics,myself included, asked whether this piece would have been written and edited in this particular way if its subject were a man. But perhaps a more useful question: Is there anything that could have turned this piece from a string of complaints about the boss into a valuable piece of media reporting? I’ve got a few suggestions.

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