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The AVENUE A-List: Jill Abramson

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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from the pages of AVENUE’s October issue…


The Most Influential New Yorkers of 2011


In New York, creating a “short list” of the most fascinating, powerful people

that make this city whirl and twirl is no easy feat. But once again we’ve done it—and narrowed down the names to a broad mix of personalities, many whose impact extends beyond the five boroughs. Some are mainstays, some are rising stars—whether they’re altering the skyline or a hemline—these people are the ones on top. Bottom line.


Jill Abramson

new york’s editor in chief


Jill Abramson is the first woman in history to hold the Executive Editor position at The New York Times, making her arguably the most powerful woman in journalism. Succeeding Bill Keller in September, Abramson previously served as the Managing Editor, one of Keller’s two top deputies overseeing the entire newsroom.


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