Seeking to common man’s view of the election, The Guardian
gone with a voice from Middle America: Jill Abramson (above) former executive editor of The New York Times
, who will write twice weekly for the leftist British newspaper.
“For over 40 years, Jill has been a trailblazer for women in journalism, and brings an unparalleled knowledge of the relationship between politics and the media in the U.S.,” Lee Glendinning, editor of Guardian US, said in a statement. “We’re delighted to add her experience, depth and gravitas to our distinct take on this fascinating election.”[Jill Abramson, Former New York Times Editor, to Write Guardian Column, By Ravi Somaiya, March 28, 2016]
According to the Times
, Abramson was a “polarizing and mercurial” manager who rubbed people in the newsroom the wrong way
. That's why the Times
fired her. [Times Ousts Jill Abramson as Executive Editor, Elevating Dean Baquet,
By David Carr And Ravi Somaiya, May 14, 2014]
Here's a brief summary of her NYT
career from the Media Research Center:
- Meet the Times' New Liberal Boss, Jill Abramson, Champion of Anita Hill, By Clay Waters, Media Research Center, June 2, 2011
- Jill Abramson, Ousted as Editor, Consistently Denied the New York Times's Liberal Tilt, By Rich Noyes, Media Research Center, May 14, 2014
Undoubtedly, she’ll bring her impressive reputation for nuance and understanding to her coverage of Donald Trump.