Apr 28, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Marty Baron writing book on running a newsroom during Trump era

Marty Baron sits at his desk in front of a pile of books

Marty Baron in Washington, DC on Feb. 25. Photo: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Marty Baron, former executive editor of the Washington Post and a Pulitzer Prize recipient, is writing a book on his newsroom leadership during the Trump administration, AP reports.

Why it matters: The book, titled “Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and The Washington Post," could offer rare personal reflections from Baron after he oversaw the Post's editorial transformation under Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — turning it from a regional paper into a national brand.

  • “In ‘Collision of Power,’ he not only takes readers inside one of America’s most storied newsrooms, but he’ll also explore the nature of power in the 21st century," Flatiron editor Zachary Wagman said in a statement, per AP.
  • "This authoritative and keenly observed book will show just how essential a fearless and independent press is, especially when faced with profound disruption from politics, tech, and other media.”
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