Jill Abramson, who took over The New York Times’s newsroom in 2011, was abruptly dismissed Wednesday and will be replaced by Dean Baquet, the newspaper’s managing editor.  Banquet is the first African American to assume the post.

Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of the paper and the chairman of The New York Times Company, told a stunned newsroom that had been quickly assembled that he had made the decision because of “an issue with management in the newsroom.”

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