- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jill Abramson, the former New York Times executive editor who was booted from her position in May 2014, has moved on and nabbed a $1 million book deal.

Her book went to bidding, and Simon & Schuster won. Although the actual amount of the deal wasn’t disclosed, it’s believed to be in the $1 million range, the New York Post reported, citing industry insiders.

Ms. Abramson, 60, proposed the book as an analysis of the future of media in this quickly changing world.

“I’ve been a front-line combatant in the news media’s battles to remain the bedrock of an informed society,” she said in a statement reported by the New York Post. “Now I’m going to wear my reporter’s hat again to tell the full drama of that story in a book, focusing on both traditional and new media players in the digital age.”

Ms. Abramson was fired by New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., just four months shy of her third year anniversary. Her firing sparked media discussion about the equality of pay among female and male media figures.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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