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Hedrick Smith

Truth Over Truthiness Is Job One for Watchdog Journalists

Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Media
Dan Froomkin

Pursuing day-in day-out accountability reporting is more challenging than ever in a world of diminished journalistic resources and increasing spin. But battling misinformation is a special and essential kind of watchdog journalism.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Saigon, Cairo and Moscow

Bill Lucey | Posted 03.16.2013 | Media
Bill Lucey

Is there life after newspapers? Of course there is; especially if you talk to Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and former correspondent for the New York Times, who left the paper in 1988 after 26 years.

Defying Gravity: The History of 40 Years of Wealth Falling Up

Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Dan Froomkin

Who stole the American Dream? The short answer to the question in the title of Hedrick Smith's new book is: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Wal-Mart. But the longer answer is one heck of a story, told by one of the great journalists of our time.