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NYT Publisher Said to Always Have Clashed With Abramson

When Arthur Sulzberger Jr. named Jill Abramson the first female editor of the New York Times Co. in 2011, he sang her praises as “the perfect choice to lead the next phase of The Times’s evolution.”

In fact, the newspaper’s publisher and chairman was never comfortable with Abramson, according to several people familiar with the situation, and yesterday he unceremoniously pushed her out. Frictions between Sulzberger, 62, and Abramson, 60, had been worsening in recent months, said the people, who cited a fundamental clash of personalities.