Jill Abramson To Teach At Harvard In The Fall

The former New York Times executive editor will teach undergraduate courses in narrative nonfiction.

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Jill Abramson, the recently ousted executive editor of the New York Times, will teach will be a visiting undergraduate professor at Harvard University this fall. She will be teaching courses in narrative nonfiction in the English department.

“I’m honored and excited to be teaching at Harvard in the coming academic year,” Abramson said in the University statement. “Narrative non-fiction journalism is more important than ever. Its traditions and how it is changing in the digital transition are fascinating areas of study.”

Abramson is a Harvard alumna and has a Crimson Harvard ‘H’ tattoo.

update

Professor Nicholas Watson from Harvard’s Department of English provided BuzzFeed with a statement that elaborates on what Abramson’s role at Harvard will be:

“Jill will be a Visiting Lecturer teaching in our creative writing program. She’ll teach one workshop each semester, each of them in Narrative Non-Fiction Journalism (the exact title is to be decided), a course she has already taught for several years, to great acclaim, at Yale. Like all our creative writing workshops, her courses will be open to undergraduate and graduate students, by application, and be capped at twelve students each. We’re thrilled to welcome Jill to the department and looking forward to working with her.”

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