Big name commentators like media expert Ken Auletta are still publishing major articles on the firing of Jill Abramson at The New York Times. That soap opera will remain compelling for centuries. We will never ever be able to get enough.
Auletta's most recent piece mentions that Abramson refused to sign a non-disparagement agreement on the way out the door. Here you can read it (that juicy tidbit is in the next to last paragraph.)
Unlike traditional soaps, even prime time ones like "The Good Wife," this one has nothing to do with a love affair. It is completely second decade 21st Leaning In century. It's about a woman who believes in herself who was fired from a high profile job.
She does not follow the model of Carly Fiorina who was gracious about getting the boot at H-P in 2005. (Maybe Fiorina signed one of those non-disparagement clauses.) In fact, she seems to be the Nasty Girl type. And we're finding out that Nasty Girls, sure they may get fired, keep moving on to other fascinating games. The rumor is that Bloomberg is interested in hiring Abramson. So, a meme developing in the soap is the issue of how dumb it is to be a Nice Girl. That can rock every world's woman's conference forever.
Also, the gal is full of surprises. There will be plenty of cliff hangers, just as in the conventional soap plotting. In contrast, the Boys with ink in their veins at The Times are so predictable.
Best of all, there are no words from the sponsor. This show is self-funded, crowdsourced by all the gawkers who wonder if they themselves will be able to get into this grand mess sometime in the professional journey. Or is Abramson in unique space?