Changing Times: Jill Abramson takes charge of the Gray Lady

Ken Auletta for the New Yorker: “At nine o’clock on the morning of September 6th, Jill Abramson was riding the subway uptown from her Tribeca loft. It was her first day as executive editor of the New York Times, and also the first time in the paper’s hundred and sixty years that a woman’s name would appear at the top of the masthead. Abramson described herself as ‘excited,’ because of the history she was about to make, and ‘a little nervous,’ because she knew that many in the newsroom feared her.”