After the news broke of Jill Abramson’s departure at the New York Times, many took to Twitter in shock. NPR’s David Folkenflik shares his take on the situation.
Embedding Tweets below of New York Times employees reacting to the news.
Big newsroom surprise: Dean Baquet in, Jill Abramson out at helm of NY Times.
— Richard Perez-Pena (@perezpena) May 14, 2014
So that happened.
— Michael de la Merced (@m_delamerced) May 14, 2014
Everyone gob-smacked in NYT newsroom over Jill Abramson leaving and Dean Baquet taking over
— Patricia Cohen (@PatcohenNYT) May 14, 2014
Sorry tweeps, I am not in NYT newsroom today, but can say that this leadership shift was expected eventually – just not now.
— Laurie Goodstein (@lauriegnyt) May 14, 2014
Update May 14, 2014 at 9:30pm ET
Times story updated http://t.co/fs44Ei0IYG
— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) May 15, 2014
Good NYT write-up cites Abramson's effort to hire digital deputy upsetting Baquet that led to Sulzberger decision http://t.co/zNl11DlBL6
— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 15, 2014