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What Hollywood Can Learn From The Jill Abramson Controversy |

He installed Dean Baquet, a talented and notably diplomatic editor, who becomes the first African American to occupy the top Times job. Sulzbergers decision triggered a fusillade of intrigue: Was Abramson being paid as much as her male predecessor? Had she named too many women to senior editorial positions? Were some of her hires (men and women both) not up to the job? The storm of pontification about Abramsons ouster became so fierce that content Sulzberger was forced to issue a statement a few days later defending his decision. I concluded that she had lost the support of her masthead colleagues and could not win it back, he explained, denying claims of unequal pay. All this resonates strongly in the media community, where events heralding the power of women take place virtually every week. Women now are among the senior power players in the film and television hierarchy a major change from a generation ago. And many are far from shrinking violets. <br>Source:

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