Keller Blurs Line Between Writer and Executive

'NYT' editor irritates staff with new column


It was announced yesterday that Jill Abramson would succeed Bill Keller as New York Times executive editor, making her the first woman in the paper’s history to hold the position. Now, a New York magazine piece reveals how Keller is already stirring up controversy in his new job, even before he’s left his old position behind.

Keller told Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. last month that he wanted to leave his position as executive editor in order to return to his true passion, writing, full time.

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