Ousted NY Times executive editor is taking a plunge in the academia realm
Jill Abramson, who was ousted as executive editor of the New York Times in May, will become a visiting lecturer in narrative nonfiction for Harvard University in the fall semester, the New York Times reported.
Abramson’s firing caused shockwaves around the media world last month, and in a commencement address at Wake Forest University, she admitted she was hurt by the dismissal.
“Sure, losing a job you love hurts,” Abramson told graduating students. “But the work I revere — journalism that holds powerful institutions and people accountable — are what makes our democracy so resilient … this is the work I’ll very much remain a part of.”
In a statement Thursday, Abramson said, “I’m honored and excited to be teaching at Harvard in the coming academic year. Narrative non-fiction journalism is more important than ever. Its traditions and how it is changing in the digital transition are fascinating areas of study.”
The newspaper doyenne graduated from Harvard in 1976 and previously taught at Princeton and Yale.