Ravi Somaiya and David Carr of the New York Times report that executive editor Jill Abramson’s departure was prompted, in part, by her attempt to recruit top Guardian editor Janine Gibson to serve alongside then-managing editor Dean Baquet without consulting Baquet himself.

“It escalated the conflict between [Abramson and Baquet],” Somaiya and Carr write, “and rose to the attention of Mr. Sulzberger, who was already concerned about her style of newsroom management.”

Baquet replaced Abramson as executive editor on Wednesday.

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