The New York Times Executive Editor, Jill Abramson, will bring her decades of experience in journalism and leadership to the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association convention in August in Boston.
Abramson serves in the highest-ranking position in The Times' newsroom and oversees The New York Times news report in all its various forms. She started at The Times in 1997, became Washington Bureau Chief in 2000, Managing Editor in 2003 and Executive Editor in 2011.
She is co-author of “Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas,” published in 1994, and “Where They Are Now: The Story of the Women of Harvard Law 1974” in 1986. Abramson also authored “The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout,” in 2011.
“We are thrilled to have one of the most important newspaper editors in the country speak at our convention this year,” said NLGJA President Jen Christensen. “We very much look forward to hearing firsthand her insights on how to lead our industry through these changing times.”
Founded in 1990, NLGJA is the leading professional organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender journalists with 17 chapters nationwide, as well as members around the globe. Its mission is to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT people and issues. NLGJA will host Boston: Uncommon, its 2013 National Convention and 9th LGBT Media Summit, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel August 22-25, 2013.