Jill Abramson, Executive Editor, The New York Times, discusses the challenges of covering news 24 hours a day. Abramson is in conversation with Scott Dadich, Editor in Chief, WIRED.
Jill Abramson is the editorial leader of The New York Times, the nation’s preeminent news organization. Before being named executive editor in September 2011, she served for eight years as managing editor, guiding the newsroom through a turbulent period and helping change its approach to news dissemination in the digital era. In 2010 she took a sabbatical from that role to gain firsthand experience in the paper’s online operations. Abramson joined the Times in 1997 and served as Washington bureau chief from 2000 to 2003. Before that, she was an investigative reporter and deputy bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal from 1988 to 1997. She is the coauthor of Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas, a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. Abramson is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has taught writing at Princeton and Yale Universities.
Scott Dadich was named editor in chief of WIRED in November 2012. He previously served the brand as creative director from 2006 to 2010. Dadich was vice president, Editorial Platforms and Design, for Condé Nast from 2010 to 2012. Since becoming the editor in chief, Mr. Dadich has spearheaded the launch of WIRED’s first-ever design retreat, WIRED by Design at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch; secured an exclusive interview and photo shoot with one of the world’s most wanted men, Edward Snowden; and collaborated on special issues with Bill Gates and block-buster Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan. Under his leadership, WIRED has been recognized with eight National Magazine Award nominations, eight Webby Awards, and 25 Society of Publication Designers medals. Collect-ively, Mr. Dadich's work has been recognized with more than 100 national design and editorial awards. Prior to joining Condé Nast, Mr. Dadich was creative director of Texas Monthly.
Jill Abramson, Executive Editor at the New York Times, discusses the practice of featuring advertising in news editorial. Abramson questions a native advertising model that can compromise a reader's trust.