Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, took some time out of her day to answer readers’ questions. There were a variety of subjects covered, but we selected a few of our favorite questions and answers. Check them out below.
What’s your advice for a young female journalist who hopes to climb the ranks to a leadership role in the news media someday?
Abramson: Learn how to report, listen to people and ferret out what is really interesting and important. Read Maureen Dowd.
How can you guarantee The New York Times’s objectivity in this age of “infotainment” and claims of bias?
Abramson: Our standards for accuracy and quality journalism include the separation of news and opinion, and articles are clearly labeled. A legendary executive editor named Abe Rosenthal once said he wanted his tombstone to read “he kept the paper straight.” This, too, is my standard for the news report.