Jill Abramson is out as executive editor of the New York Times.
According to a New Yorker article, one possible contributing factor was that Abramson had become upset after discovering that her pay and benefits were “considerably less” than that of her predecessor, Bill Keller:
Just last month, the Times ran an editorial titled “The Truth About the Pay Gap.”
NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik offered a good rundown of the Abramson story, including a confirmation that Abramson discovered she was being paid less than her male predecessor:
Folkenflik confirmed the New Yorker report that Abramson left over a pay and benefits dispute:
Does the New York Times publisher have some explaining to do?
It could be a rough week for some New York Times execs.