- Jul 20, 2011
- Reaction score
- Don't harsh my zen, Jen!
Jill Abramson talks to John Seigenthaler | Al Jazeera America
Rather long read, but fascinating. I'm just sharing the link at this point, not adding commentary.Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden helped The New York Times "keep the public informed on what I consider to be very important matters," says Jill Abramson, the woman who has the final say on what constitutes "all the news that's fit to print." As executive editor of the Times the first woman to hold what has been one of the most influential positions in American journalism Abramson sets the agenda. We talk to her about what she calls the "most secretive White House" she has covered as well as the newspaper's "seriously flawed" coverage of the run-up to the Iraq War, which happened during her watch as Washington bureau chief. John Seigenthaler also asks Abramson about the future of print newspapers and about accusations that the Times is too far left.