SHOWCASE: Doubling down on investigative reporting
**Moderated by Cynthia McFadden
In an epic newspaper competition, The New York Times and The Washington Post both have invested significant resources in watchdog journalism in recent years. Both have broken major stories on the Trump administration, sexual harassment and other issues on the national agenda. At the same time, both newspapers have reached record readership levels. Get an inside perspective from Dean Baquet, executive editor of the Times, and Marty Baron, executive editor of the Post. The lively, insightful conversation will be moderated by Cynthia McFadden, senior investigative and legal correspondent for NBC News.
Dean Baquet has been executive editor of The New York Times since May 2014.Previous roles included managing editor of The Times and Washington bureau chief. Baquet rejoined The Times after several years at the Los Angeles Times, where he was editor for two years. Previously, he had been National editor and deputy Metro editor of The New York Times. He joined in 1990 as a Metro reporter. Before that, he reported for the Chicago Tribune and The Times-Picayune in New Orleans for nearly seven years. While at the Tribune, Baquet was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for investigative reporting on corruption in the Chicago City Council.
Marty Baron is executive editor of The Washington Post, overseeing 800 journalists. Newsrooms under his leadership have won 14 Pulitzer Prizes, including seven at The Post, six at The Boston Globe and one at The Miami Herald. In Boston, he launched an investigation of the Catholic Church’s cover-up of clergy sexual abuse that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service and was portrayed in the movie “Spotlight.”
Cynthia McFadden is the senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News. Over the years, her work has been recognized with many of journalism’s most coveted awards including the Peabody, Dupont, Emmy, and Foreign Press Club Awards. Before joining NBC in 2014, she worked for 20 years at ABC News, the last ten as co-anchor of ABC News’ acclaimed broadcast, Nightline. She is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and Bowdoin College.
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