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Was the New York Times' firing of Jill Abramson sexist?

The Internet wants to know why the New York Times sacked its first female editor.
Chandra Johnson, Deseret News Modified: May 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm •  Published: May 15, 2014

The New York Times announced Wednesday that it replaced executive editor Jill Abramson with managing editor Dean Baquet.

In the story the Times filed, publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said that Abramson leaving was due to a problem with her "management style" and was not a reflection of the quality of the journalism produced during her time at the executive editor's desk. In fact, the paper won four Pulitzer Prizes in 2013 with Abramson running the newsroom.

Twitter lit up in the hour following the announcement, as did speculation on whether Abramson’s firing was sexist.

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