Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson

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Author Profession: US Editor
Born: March 19, 1954
Age: 62 years old
Birth Sign: Pisces

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You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you're in faster than you can think of.

I have an older sister who sounds, unfortunately, exactly like me, and we sound like our mother did.

I admit that I am hopelessly hooked on the printed newspaper. I love turning the pages and the serendipity of stumbling across a piece of irresistible information or a photograph that I wasn't necessarily intending to read.

The printed newspaper is a powerful showcase for news, opinion and advertising.

Having small children and being an investigative reporter would seem like a difficult mix, but it worked well for me. I was often working on my own enterprise stories, which were not as deadline sensitive.

As someone who has spent a lot of her career as an investigative reporter, I'll confess that a frustration of mine has always been that so much investigative journalism involves a dissection of events in the past.

Budget cuts are a sad reality in most newsrooms, and I am concerned that they reduce the collective muscle of journalists who are doing the expensive, and often dangerous, work of on-the-ground reporting.

People often assume New York City is no place to keep a dog. This is certainly what my parents told me when I was growing up there. But I have found this not to be the case at all.

With the fragmentation of television audiences and the advent of cable and on-demand services, the prestige of being an anchor is not what it was in the days of Walter Cronkite.

I am in awe of women who have full family lives and seem to work round the clock in the 24/7 news cycle.

I like the immediacy of blogs and the democratizing effects of letting millions of voices bloom on the Web.

I've pretty much stopped using a laptop because I'm not line-editing a lot of things anymore.

In one's relationship with dogs and with a newsroom, a generous amount of praise and encouragement goes much better than criticism.

Nobody wants a unitary voice of authority any more.

The idea that women journalists bring a different taste in stories or sensibility isn't true.

The whole issue of how women's management styles are viewed is an incredibly interesting subject.

There's a way to do networking that isn't overly brown-nosing.

I think about the question of perspective in reporting all the time, and since I spent 20 years of my career in Washington as both a reporter and an editor I'm keenly aware that a newspaper should not be dominated by stories in which the only voices and perspective come from those in power.

I'm a huge dog nut - giant, giant.

Although I believe the Web has greatly increased the distribution of quality news, I do worry about those who don't have Internet access.

I'm bipolar, but I'm not crazy, and I never was. I'm stark raving sane. Emilie Autumn quotes

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. Joel Osteen quotes

Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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