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As The New York Times draws closer to debuting its paywall, managing editor Jill Abramsontakes a six-month leave from the print version to focus on digital operations and strategy. She'll be tasked with integrating the two newsrooms, an idea Bill Keller says she brought to him. (The New York Observer's John Koblinoffers an excellent, in-depth look at "what it all means.") In her absence, assistant managing editor Dean Baquet, foreign editor Susan Chira, and business editor Larry Ingrassia will each handle her duties for two-month stints...
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