NEW YORK TIMES NEWS....Folks, meet DEAN BAQUET from New Orleans. A longtime journalist who today was named EXECUTIVE EDITOR of the New York Times. He replaces ...Jill Abramson, who served in that position for two-and-a-half years. The move comes after the NYT had experienced some internal issues with newsroom management. Mr. Baquet becomes the first African-American journalist to head the longtime newspaper. Best of luck to this award-winning writer. Read on.... http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2014/05/new_orleanian_dean_baquet_name.html New Orleanian Dean Baquet named editor of New York Times New Orleanian Dean Baquet as been named the executive editor of the New York Times, the paper announced Wednesday, replacing Jill Abramson in an unexpected change. He will become the first African-American executive editor at what is the... nola.com See More .