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Why Jill Abramson was fired Published: May 15, 2014

Jill Abramson, Executive Editor of the New York Times was abruptly fired yesterday. As with any such upheaval, there’s a history behind it, Ken Auletta of The New Yorker says.

Several weeks ago, Abramson discovered that her pay and her pension benefits as both executive editor and, before that, as managing editor were considerably less than the pay and pension benefits of Bill Keller, the male editor whom she replaced in both jobs.

“She confronted the top brass,” one close associate said, and this may have fed into the management’s narrative that she was “pushy,” a characterization that, for many, has an inescapably gendered aspect.

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