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    Jill Abramson: I’m Scared but Excited

    WINSTON SALEM, NC:  Jill Abramson, former executive editor at the New York Times speaks during commencement ceremonies for Wake Forest University on May 19, 2014 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Abramson delivered the commencement address at the university, her first public remarks since she was abruptly fired from her position last Wednesday.  (Photo by Chris Keane/Getty Images),Jill Abramson, former Executive Editor of the New York Times, gives the commencement address at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina May 19, 2014. The New York Times' ousted top editor Jill Abramson made her first public remarks on Monday not shying away from the controversy surrounding her departure and told graduates to fight back.  REUTERS/Jason Miczek  (UNITED STATES - Tags: MEDIA EDUCATION SOCIETY) - RTR3PUQB

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    Speaking to the graduating class of Wake Forest University on Monday, recently fired executive editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson said she doesn’t yet know what’s next for her. “So I’m in exactly the same boat as many of you. And like you, I’m a little scared but mostly excited,” she said. Abramson also joked about the reporters who were covering her speech. “My only reluctance in showing up today was that the small media circus following me would detract from your many accomplishments.” She recounted that she’d been asked by a student if she would get the tattoo of the Times removed from her back and told them, “Not a chance.”

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