Staff Pick

Leonard Downie Jr. spent 44 years at The Washington Post, rising from summer intern eventually to become executive editor. In All About the Story, he looks back at his long career in journalism, offering lots of fascinating behind-the-scenes accounts that illuminate how the Post pursued major stories, ranging from Watergate to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He also examines key issues that have confronted and continue to confront editors and reporters in American newsrooms—among them, how to handle reporting on the private lives of public figures, and how to decide what stories would endanger national security. And he reflects on the challenging transition that’s still happening at the Post and other newspapers from what was a Golden Age of print journalism to the digital age.

All About the Story: News, Power, Politics, and the Washington Post Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541742284
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 22nd, 2020