Jill Abramson’s Firing Spawns Call for Salary Transparency in Media

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By: Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke | New York Observer

Within hours of New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger announcement that he had fired Jill Abramson, the paper’s first female executive editor,The New Yorker‘s Ken Auletta had posted a story claiming that Ms. Abramson had recently found out that she was paid less than her male predecessors.  

Although The New York Times has adamantly disputed that there was a gap in compensation, the narrative that developed was that Ms. Abramson was fired for ‘leaning in.’

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