Waiting to hear whether Jill Abramson is ashamed of ‘The New York Times’ or not
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New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is taking questions from readers this afternoon.
Some of the inquiries so far, via Twitter:
I'm young and white and I went to college, but I don't have a job. Perhaps you'd like to do a profile? #TalktoNYT— beestfalin (@beefstalin) October 17, 2012
#TalktoNYT do you have a photo of yourself where you're not holding a dog? If so could it be published in your paper?— Molly O'Byrne (@ZoneyBelle) October 17, 2012
Jill, why is your newsroom almost all-white and all-liberal? I thought you believe in diversity? #TalktoNYT— Matthew Sheffield (@mattsheffield) October 17, 2012
The times embarrassed itself by endorsing the coup attempt against Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Time to apologize? #talktonyt— Ted Rall (@TedRall) October 17, 2012
The reader chat kicked off at 3, but as of the time of this posting, none of Abramson's replies had yet been published. You can submit questions and look for her answers here.
In other news...
The Washington Post is reportedly close to replacing Marcus Brauchli as editor. [Forbes/Mixed Media]
What the Jimmy Savile/BBC scandal means for incoming New York Times Company C.E.O. Mark Thompson. [Reuters]
A dispatch from yesterday's News Corp. shareholders meeting. [A.P.]
The Australianization of the coming News Corp. spinoff. [The Wall Street Journal]
The "modest growth" of HuffPost Live. [Adweek]
Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel is not a fan of Forbes' ad-sponsored stories. [New York Post]
Look at all the famous people at NY1's 20th birthday bash. [The New York Observer]
New York Post and Crain's veteran Xana Antunes has a new job at CNBC Digital. [Talking Biz News]