Jill Abramson Announces Startup Plans In Wide-Ranging WBUR Conversation With David Carr

Former New York Times executive Jill Abramson, and New York Times reporter David Carr talk at a WBUR event, where it was revealed that Abramson is working on a news startup. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)
Former New York Times executive Jill Abramson, and New York Times reporter David Carr talk at a WBUR event, where it was revealed that Abramson is working on a news startup. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

 Updated October 21, 2014, 11:20 am

The former executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, stole the show at a WBUR event Monday night with New York Times journalist David Carr, when she announced that she is working on a news startup with journalist Steven Brill.

While little detail was given about the nature of the startup, Abramson did reveal that her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity. She has pitched the idea to investors, who she says “are sounding very interested.” (Watch at the 44:15 mark below.)

Abramson’s announcement came in the middle of a wide-ranging, hour-long conversation with Carr at Boston University, where the two discussed everything from the current state of print and digital media to their time working together at the Times.

Watch or listen to the conversation below, and for a full recap, see the Storify below that.

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