Ex-NY Times Editor Abramson to Teach at Harvard - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Ex-NY Times Editor Abramson to Teach at Harvard

Email


by Associated Press


BOSTON ― Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson is joining Harvard University as a visiting lecturer this coming school year, the university announced Thursday.

Abramson will teach undergraduate courses on narrative nonfiction in the fall and spring semesters, the school said.

Abramson was executive editor for the Times more than two years, and was the first woman to hold the post, before her abrupt dismissal in May. Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said at the time that Abramson’s newsroom management style was the reason for her ouster. He strongly denied suggestions from critics that her gender played a role.

The Times elevated managing editor Dean Baquet to succeed Abramson.

Abramson, a 1976 Harvard graduate, said in a statement that she is excited to be returning to her alma mater.

“Narrative non-fiction journalism is more important than ever,” she said. “Its traditions and how it is changing in the digital transition are fascinating areas of study.”

Besides executive director, Abramson was an investigative reporter, Washington bureau chief, and managing editor for the Times during her years there, beginning in 1997. She previously was an investigative reporter and deputy Washington bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal and editor of Legal Times.

Abramson also has taught at Yale and Princeton and is author of several books, including Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas with Jane Mayer.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
As Tax Plan Rolls Out, Activists Stake Claim for Diversity WASHINGTON — On the same day that House Republicans rolled out a sweeping new tax plan that critics say favors the rich at the expense of the poor, Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network rolled into town Thursday in an effort to convert its activ...
University of Wisconsin Survey: Fewer Underrepresented Students Feel Welcome MADISON, Wis — Minority, disabled and gay students say they’re having a tougher time surviving on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus than most students, according to a survey the university released Wednesday. The survey found about 80 per...
Expert: Changes in Education Not Keeping Pace with Workforce Needs A glimpse into America’s future labor market suggests a boom in health care jobs, soaring employment in clean energy and a continued decline in manufacturing positions. Anthony P. Carnevale Those are among the key takeaways from 10-year employ...
University of Hartford Student Faces Bias Charge for Endangering Roommate Shortly after moving into her dorm, Jazzy Rowe, a freshman at the University of Hartford, began experiencing severe throat pain. She had trouble eating and sleeping, and none of her doctors were able to identify the cause. “I would try to whisper,...
Semantic Tags: