Jill Abramson receives the 2011 Visionary Leadership Award

The first female editor of the world's most innovative and widely read online news source made a confession Friday: Nothing compares to the journalistic thrill she gets from grabbing the morning paper. In print. The confession came from Jill Abramson, the new executive editor of The New York Times.

She spoke to a ballroom full of New Haven movers and shakers gathered for lunch at the Omni Hotel ballroom to watch her receive the 2011 "Visionary Leadership Award" from the International Festival of Arts & Ideas-and to dish about life behind the curtain at the Gray Lady.

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