Tweets from Jill Abramson’s Harvard chat

Jill Abramson and Ann Marie Lipinski

Jill Abramson and Ann Marie Lipinski

Tweets from Jill Abramson’s Friday fireside chat at Harvard (photo via Justin Ellis):

@maggiekb1
Abramson: “This intro is so diplomatic. @AMLwhere left out the part about me being fired. Talk abt burying the lede.”

@ceodonovan
@JillAbramson says cuts at the NYT haven’t focused on “news gathering muscle,” says the newsroom is as big as it was a decade ago.

@JustinNXT
Abramson said she thought NYT Now was “perfection,” optimized for mobile, made into bullets, targeted for mornings and night.

@gbullard
@JillAbramson says she uses the NYT Now app and hopes they stick with it.

@JustinNXT
“I’m not trying to be a Pollyanna” and say citizens can cover everything, but Hong Kong shows it can be done, says Abramson.

@JustinNXT
On “Angry Black Woman” & lack of editors of color, Abramson: “I though when I read that shame on me, I should have focused on that”

@HenryHChu
“We no longer live in a world where something isn’t covered if CNN isn’t there” – ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson on Twitter and social media

@PennyRed
Jill Abramson: ‘I read an article about Sheryl Sandberg that said she ‘chirped’. You’d never say Mark Zuckerberg ‘chirped’./CONTINUES

@HenryHChu
Duke lacrosse coverage by the NYT was an example of “journalism gone wrong” – Jill Abramson

@PennyRed
‘As long as it’s based on rigorous reporting, I have no problem with a story having a point of view.’- Jill Abramson on objectivity.

@maggiekb1
Abramson is against writing short. Longform is vivid and something she’s passionate about. Small cheers throughout the room.

@ceodonovan
“I use Twitter as a news firehouse coming at me. I do post on Instagram.” @JillAbramson at #Nieman

@ceodonovan
Twitter is “something we ignore at our peril.” @JillAbramson at #Nieman

‏@maggiekb1
Abramson: Of course it was painful to not be able anymore to do that [New York Times] job, which I loved and think I was good at.

‏@JohannavanEeden
Jill Abramson, ex-editor or the New York Times: “I still consider myself a working journalist.”

@NiemanReports
Parting words from @JillAbramson: “When you have a terrible setback in your life, it’s an opportunity to show what you’re made of”


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