Dean Baquet, whose tenure as editor of the Los Angeles Times ended in 2006 over his refusal to make deep budget cuts, was named today as the managing editor for news of the New York Times. New executive editor Jill Abramson said today that Baquet will run the NYT's daily news report. Baquet was so popular with the staff at the L.A. Times that when his exit became all but certain, staffers around the globe began wearing t-shirts with his name on them. There also was a petition signed by many in the newsroom.
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