P&P Live! Leonard Downie, Jr – All About the Story – in conversation with Bradley Graham

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Journalist Leonard Downie, Jr. presents his new book, ALL ABOUT THE STORY, with Bradley Graham for Politics and Prose.

At a time when the role of journalism is especially critical, 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. After starting at the Washington Post as an intern, Len Downie became a pioneering investigative reporter, news editor, foreign correspondent, and managing editor, before succeeding the legendary Ben Bradlee as executive editor. Downie played an important role over more than four decades in making the Post one of the world's leading news organizations, managing the Post's ascendency to the pinnacle of influence, circulation, and profitability, and producing prizewinning investigative reporting with deep impact on American life. At a dangerous time, when health and economic crises and partisanship are challenging the news media, Downie's judgment, fairness, and commitment to truth will inspire anyone who wants to know how journalism, at its best, works.

Leonard Downie, Jr. was the Executive Editor of the Washington Post. He was also 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. Under Downie's leadership, the paper won 25 Pulitzer Prizes including three Pulitzer gold medals for public service.

Bradley Graham is co-owner of Politics and Prose who previously worked at the Washington Post as a reporter and editor.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
All About the Story: News, Power, Politics, and the Washington Post Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541742284
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: PublicAffairs - September 22nd, 2020

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