A conversation with Jill Abramson

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On Jan. 30, 2015, NYWICI hosted Reinvention: The Art of Coming Out on Top, a one-on-one interview with the former managing editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson, conducted by NBC News’ Weekend Today anchor Erica Hill.

Reported by Nancy Gendimenico, Robbie McKeon, Gail Griffin and Susan Wuornos. Written by Tekla Szymanski. Photo by Jan Goldstoff

Here are a few highlights.

On Leaving the New York Times

When Jill Abramson was fired in 2014, she experienced a sudden, surreal shift from covering the news to being the news. “The loudness of the coverage was surprising. It was unfamiliar to me to be the subject of a media feeding frenzy.”


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