Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"Fresh Air" talks newspapers

"Fresh Air" from WHYY Radio had a fascinating show on Monday, January 9 that featured an interview with former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie Jr. One interesting point Downie mentioned about himself is that starting in 1984, when he became Managing Editor and was put in charge of the paper's day-to-day operations, he stopped voting. In the show Downie said "I wanted to keep completely open-minded to all sides of everything we were covering." Downie is now registered to vote, as an independent.

The show's second segment featured an interview with Christian Science Monitor editor John Yemma, who discussed the paper's move from print to an online-only daily edition.


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