Media Mix: What’s Next For Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson (Photo:Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Jill Abramson (Photo:Brad Barket/Getty Images) Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images

Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is working with Steve Brill on a news startup that will do one big story a year. Investors, she said, are already interested. The news came during a conversation with Times media columnist David Carr that was broadcast on WBUR, Boston public radio. (WBUR)

Oh, speaking of The New York Times. The paper of record launched a twice-weekly email of reading recommendations from Times reporters and editors. (The New York Times)

A new Pew Study finds (not shockingly) that “when it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds.” People who identify as liberal trust a bunch of news sources like NPR and The New York Times, while conservatives are more likely to get their news from Fox News. Also, liberals “are more likely than those in other ideological groups to block or ‘defriend’ someone on a social network – as well as to end a personal friendship – because of politics” (so consider yourself warned). Conservatives don’t need to defriend those with diffrerent political viewpoints because they are more likely to have friends who share their political opinions. (Pew)

Rebecca Carroll, a black journalist who has occasionally contributed to the Observer, is quitting mainstream media because she is tired of dealing with newsroom racism. “It’s a strange and incredibly demoralizing time to be a black person in American media. The words ‘racist’ and ‘racism’ have cynically become clickbait, all while various newsrooms are claiming that they want to hire more writers and reporters and editors of color, but don’t,” she wrote. (The New Republic)

Ad Age named longtime columnist and editor at large Simon Dumenco editorial director. (Ad Age)

Media Mix: What’s Next For Jill Abramson