New York Times parts ways with op-ed writer just hours after hire


The New York Times parted ways with its newly hired editorial board member Quinn Norton just hours after discovering that she had sent tweets with slurs in past years.

The news organization has been trying to broaden the perspective of its editorial board by hiring writers who are outside of the conventional mold, but its latest attempt was torpedoed by the Twitterverse.

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Journalist Quinn Norton speaks during the memorial service for Aaron Swartz in New York in 2013.