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All about the story : news, power, politics, and the Washington post / Leonard Downie Jr.

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Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 DOW (Text) 33500013324397 New Checked out 02/03/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541742284
  • ISBN: 1541742281
  • Physical Description: viii, 385 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Ben and Len -- Accidental intern -- Muckraker -- Washington burning -- A reluctant editor -- Inside the Watergate story -- The legend of deep throat -- Encountering terror -- Tragedy in Jonestown -- Foreign correspondent -- Charles and Diana -- Public lives, private lives -- Confronting the Clintons -- The resort hotel bunker -- The unabomber's ultimatum -- The buck stops here -- 9/11 -- Preparing for war -- Iraq -- Woodward and plame -- Exposing a CIA secret -- Legacy -- Farewell -- The Post -- The rest of the story -- Afterword.
Summary, etc.:
"At a time when the role of journalism is especially critical, Leonard Downie, the former executive editor of the Washington Post writes about his nearly 50 years at the newspaper and the importance of getting at the truth"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    There is no better vantage point from which to observe the inner workings of the U.S. government than the newsroom of the venerated Washington Post. For more than 40 years, Downie held that cat-bird's seat, first as a wet-behind-the-ears intern and local reporter, then moving on to meatier investigative journalism, and eventually holding virtually every editorial post available, including succeeding the legendary Ben Bradlee as the paper's executive editor. Downie was there for it all: Watergate, of course, but also the Clinton-era scandals, 9/11, and the Bush administration's fallacious justification for the Iraq war. As befitting a master editor, Downie's memoir is both tight and revelatory; facts are well augmented with insider details, supporting a forthright professional critique of the newspaper's standards for publishing nationally sensitive or controversial stories. At a time when the press is under relentless attack from the Trump administration, Downie's engrossing memoir reminds readers of the personal sacrifices journalists make in pursuit of a story and the rigorous criteria they apply in delivering the news. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Leonard Downie, Jr. was the Executive Editor of the Washington Post . Downie has spent his entire journalistic career at the paper, where he started as a summer intern reporter in 1965. He soon became a prize-winning investigative reporter on the paper's Metro desk. In 1974, when he was Assistant Managing Editor for Metropolitan News, Downie oversaw the paper's Watergate coverage. Downie has also served as the Post 's London correspondent before becoming National Editor in 1982. In 1984, he was named Managing Editor of the Washington Post , a position he held until 1991, when he was named Executive Editor. Under Downie's leadership, the paper won 25 Pulitzer Prizes including three Pulitzer gold medals for public service.

Subject: Downie, Leonard, Jr.
Journalists > United States > Biography.
Newspaper editors > United States > Biography.
Washington post.
Downie, Leonard, Jr.
Newspaper editors.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.

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