The fired New York Times editor says investors “sound very interested” in her new project
Jill Abramson is planning a startup with journalism entrepreneur Steven Brill.
According to the program, Abramson says she has been pitching the venture and investors “sound very interested.”
As for the partnership with Brill, Abramson said, “He and I will be doing one big story a year.”
More details may arrive Tuesday when WBUR Live releases video of the interview.
Abramson regards Brill as an early journalism mentor. After forming newspaper The American Lawyer, Brill hired Abramson as one of its first reporters in the late-70s. She would later regard the experience as a formative one for her career.
Abramson, a former investigative correspondent and Washington editor of the Times, was the first woman to serve in the paper’s top job. She was named executive editor in 2011. In May 2014, she was replaced by Dean Baquet.
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