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Michael Keaton: Aligning the Stars of Spotlight

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.05.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When the New York Film Critics Circle named Michael Keaton Best Actor, the game changed for Spotlight.

'Truth,' the Movie: When Truth and Power Collide

Glenn W. Smith | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Glenn W. Smith

Directed by James Vanderbilt, Truth tells the story of 2004's controversial 60 Minutes II broadcast questioning George W. Bush's military service record. It stars Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes. This time, Truth prevails.

In Memory of David Laventhol, the Man Who Transformed Newsday

Steven L. Isenberg | Posted 06.14.2015 | Media
Steven L. Isenberg

Perhaps you didn't know him. I wish you had. Yet you know Newsday, once in so many ways his. He said for those in our business, the proof was in the pudding and the pudding was what the newspaper had in it each and every day.

How to Restore Trust in News

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.25.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

It's hard to trust the news overall when many major stories are ignored by news outlets. It's hard to trust the news when the press does so little fact-checking.

Ben Bradlee and His Creation of 'Style'

Llewellyn King | Posted 01.04.2015 | Media
Llewellyn King

Where other editors of the times would rewrite headlines, cajole reporters and senior editors, and try to put their imprint on everything that they could in the newspaper, that was not Bradlee's way. His way was to hire the best and leave them to it.

Images and Media Ethics: How Much, How Far?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about pictures that prompts journalists, activists, and social media users to take liberties with people's privacy, lives and destinies, and be sloppy in what they publish?

Jorge Ramos: 'Presidents Lie. It's Our Job To Find The Truth'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.29.2014 | Media

Leading up to Ben Bradlee's funeral, the lionized Washington Post editor who died last week at the age of 93, Fusion's Jorge Ramos penned an impassion...

Thousands Honor Legendary Washington Post Editor At Funeral

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.29.2014 | Media

Thousands of journalists, colleagues and friends gathered Wednesday morning at the Washington National Cathedral to say their goodbyes to Ben Bradlee,...

Five Things I Learned From Ben Bradlee

Brian Goldsmith | Posted 12.28.2014 | Media
Brian Goldsmith

Wednesday is Ben Bradlee's funeral in Washington. At a time when we reflect back, here are a few Bradlee qualities that I will try to remember (and replicate) going forward.

The Difference Between Fact and Fiction

Murray Fromson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Media
Murray Fromson

Turn on CNN any Sunday morning and its principal programs most likely will intrigue you, particularly if you are watching Fareed Zakaria, Brian Stelter and their casts of articulate and intelligent characters who 'analyze' or have an opinion about 'the news.'

Waltzing With Ben and Sally

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 12.24.2014 | Media
Joel Dreyfuss

Ben Bradlee was undoubtedly the best newsroom leader I ever worked for. He pushed you to be better, spotted the weak spots in your draft and had a nose for news. But I also learned it was not smart to get on his bad side.

Sy Hersh and Ben Bradlee: Lovers Who Only Danced Together

Robert Miraldi | Posted 12.23.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

Bradlee sounded a bit nostalgic for the days when the Post and the Times dueled and the institution of journalism lived off scoops and leaks. "They changed the kind reporting we do. They institutionalized what we do today. They made it the norm."

Success and Fun: The Bradlee Effect

Matthew Dowd | Posted 12.23.2014 | Media
Matthew Dowd

Reflecting on the life and death of Ben Bradlee, the beloved former editor of the Washington Post, caused me to again see the immense power of fun.

Two Gladiators In The Arena Of Words: Ben Bradlee And Abe Rosenthal

Pranay Gupte | Posted 12.22.2014 | Media
Pranay Gupte

It wasn't just words and wordsmiths that Bradlee fought for. He was in continuous combat with his archrival, A.M. Rosenthal, the executive editor of the New York Times. They were both hugely talented men with larger-than-life personalities, and with enormous egos.

Ben Bradlee Remembered

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.22.2014 | Media

Journalism lost a legend on Tuesday with the death of the great Ben Bradlee at the age of 93. The iconic newsman, who oversaw the Washington Post'...

Ben Bradlee Now In Hospice Care

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.29.2014 | Media

Ben Bradlee, the legendary former editor of the Washington Post, is suffering from advanced dementia and is in hospice care, his wife Sally Quinn disc...

Sally Quinn Reveals Time Ben Bradlee 'Disappeared Into The Dunes' With Lauren Bacall

Washington Post | Posted 08.13.2014 | Media

She looked spectacular that night, of course, and as we were introduced it was clear that Ben was dazzled. To my consternation so was she. That tilted...

Obama's Very Ironic Tribute To Press Freedom

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

When President Obama presented legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee with the Medal of Freedom on Wednesday, it was impossible not to detect a ...

Oprah Receives Country's Highest Honor

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.21.2013 | Media

Two of the biggest names in media and journalism, Oprah Winfrey and Ben Bradlee, were honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's hig...

'I Heard the News Today, Oh Boy': A Few Words on the Washington Post

Mary Buffett | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

The Post remained profitable into the 21st century but a number of tidal changes gnawed at their durable competitive advantage.

Oprah Gets Presidential Medal Of Freedom

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media

President Obama will give two media legends—Oprah Winfrey and former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee—America's highest civilian honor, the Pres...

Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.06.2013 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

The paper is at an important crossroads. Should The Washington Post's legacy of editorial independence, investigative journalism, outstanding writing and reporting, and service to the public become the victim of "frugality" and "customer obsessions", the paper will precipitously decline.

The Legacy Of Ben Bradlee.. The Irritation Of Bob Woodward.. The Fabulousness Of Barbara Carroll

Liz Smith | Posted 11.13.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

In "Yours in Truth," we get Ben Bradlee in all his charismatic in-charge sex appeal and dynamism, we get Katherine Graham and she gives total good value as an amateur who rose to the occasion, we get Carl Bernstein who could write and report in a manner his partner Bob Woodward couldn't.

The Fall Out From Telling the Truth

Kitty Kelley | Posted 07.16.2012 | Media
Kitty Kelley

There's a kerfluffle bubbling in Washington. August feathers have been ruffled with publication of Yours in Truth by the authorized biographer of Benjamin C. Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post. There's a price you pay when you "follow your nose" and tell the truth.

Bob Woodward Rejects New Watergate Claims

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 06.30.2012 | Media

UPDATE: Jeff Himmelman defended his reporting to Politico on Monday. He hit out at Woodward's claim that he omitted a 2010 interview with Bradlee that...