The New Yorker Festival has wrapped up for this year, bringing to a close the three-day festival that included talks with writer Edwidge Danticat, actress Toni Collette, and singer Paul Simon. We got our ticket to hear Jill Abramson speak with New Yorker writer Ken Auletta about being executive editor of The New York Times.
There were a lot of topics covered, but right at the end, there was a question, clearly from a publicist, about the newspaper’s interaction with public relations people.
“It’s a very skeptical relationship,” said Abramson, in a voice that is so unique it takes a moment to get used to. (Sample here.)
“We don’t want to use PR people as a gateway to the story,” she added.