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CAMERA blasts NY Times with sign outside of office: ‘Unfair to Jill Abramson’ ‘Unfair to Israel’

by Jeffrey Hensiek

May 23, 2014 | 10:15 am

Good morning, New York Times.

The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America has given the Times employees a new view from their office windows.

A photo shared by media editor Peter Lattman on Twitter on May 23 shows the pro-Israel group's billboard: "The New York Times: 'Unfair to Jill Abramson. Definitely unfair to Israel.'"

The sign is a response to the recent firing of the paper's first female executive:

The New York Times Co [on May 16] abruptly ousted the newspaper's top editor, Jill Abramson, after less than three years in the job and named managing editor Dean Baquet to replace her.

Baquet, 57, a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter and former editor of the Los Angeles Times, becomes the paper's first African-American editor.

Abramson, 60, became the Times' first woman executive editor in 2011.

The shakeup is the latest sign of turmoil at the New York Times Co, which is controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family. It has been selling assets, cutting staff and looking for new revenue sources as print advertising revenue declines.

What do you think of CAMERA's message to the newspaper?

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