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Abramson's effect on her female colleagues at the New York Times

WIRED Business Conference: Think Bigger

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Executive Editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson attends the WIRED Business Conference: Think Bigger at Museum of Jewish Heritage on May 7, 2013 in New York City.

In a sudden turn yesterday, Jill Abramson was ousted from her position as executive editor at The New York Times. The circumstances around her dismissal are still unclear. What is clear is as the first female executive editor of one of the most prestigious news organizations in the world, Abramson had a profound effect on the younger women at the Gray Lady. 

Amanda Hess wrote about this for Slate Magazine and joins the show to talk about how Abramson influenced her peers. 


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