Tucson Festival of Books

Politics, Media Collide


Newspaper editors are supposed to write the headlines, not make them, but history came looking for Marty Baron. While at the Boston Globe, he managed the Spotlight unit that exposed decades of abuse by Catholic priests. Later, as editor of the Washington Post, he found himself in the crossfire between President Donald Trump and the Post's new owner: Jeff Bezos. Where should we begin?


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Martin Baron

Martin (Marty) Baron retired at the end of February 2021, after over eight years as executive editor of The Washington Post. News staffs under his leadership have won 18 Pulitzer Prizes. The Post won 11 Pulitzers for coverage during his tenure that included the assault on the Capitol on Jan....

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Book:
Collision of Power
Trump, Bezos, and THE WASHINGTON POST
Martin Baron
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Flatiron Books
October 2023
ISBN 9781250844200
560 pages
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