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New York Times media reporter: newsroom thinks Abramson's firing is for the better

On Sunday afternoon, New York Times media reporter Ravi Somaiya tweeted out his observations on how Times staffers felt about the firing of Jill Abramson, their executive editor.

One of the more fascinating bits is that there are two small camps within the Times newsroom — one that "is devastated she [Abramson] is gone" and another that "clashed with her." And as Somaiya explains, the reason we're not hearing more complaints about Abramson's work is that they feel like pointing out Abramson's faults would be piling on. In short: Somaiya argues that many more people were upset with Abramson's behavior and management than what we've heard.

A couple more tidbits: the general feeling is that the change was needed, but that the transition has been a flop. And echoing what reporter Lydia Polgreen said, Somaiya reports that "almost nobody ... thinks her gender or pay were significant factors." Here's a collection of Somaiya's tweets: