Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson is shopping a book on the future of the news business. Publishers expect a spirited bidding war to erupt in an upcoming auction.
Abramson was fired by Times Publisher Arthur “Pinch” Sulzberger Jr. last May. In the dust-up that followed, there were allegations she’d been paid less than her predecessor because she was a woman — which triggered a whole round of discussion on the glass ceiling in the newsroom.
“It’s not a score-settling book in any way,” said one executive, who noted that it concerns how legacy media companies — from the New York Times to The New Yorker — fit into the modern media landscape against new rivals such as Vice and Buzzfeed.
Abramson has two critically acclaimed books to her credit — “The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout,” published in 2011, and a 1994 book co-written with Jane Mayer, “Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas,” that was a National Book Award finalist.