The New York Times Names a Female Exec Editor for the First Time

Abramson pictured at the 2006 Annual Matrix Awards. (Photo from

For journalists like myself, this is great news: Jill Abramson was named executive editor of the 160-year-old newspaper on June 2nd.

Sorry I’m a little late sharing the news; I’ve been busy laying out our first issue which will launch today.

Still, I’m excited for Abramson, and for female journalists everwhere. Perhaps that’s what the j-world needs: a good shot of estrogen.

From all of us who work at and read M.L.T.S. Magazine, where we believe any woman can achieve anything she puts her mind to, “Congratulations, Jill!”


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