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Leonard Downie

Like Canada's Harper Government, Obama Administration Muzzling Its Scientists

Steve Horn | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In recent years, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has come under fire for disallowing scientists working for the Canadian government to speak directly to the press.

Michael Calderone

U.S. Spy Chief Warned Ex-NY Times Editor: 'You Will Have Blood On Your Hands'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- On the evening of Aug. 2, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was on a crowded Metro North train, en route to her weekend...

Michael Calderone

'Control Freak' Obama White House Takes Secrecy To Historic Extreme, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.11.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- Leonard Downie spent more than four decades at The Washington Post, including 17 years as the paper’s top editor, and has heard plenty o...

Media 'Reform' and the First Amendment

Patrick Maines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Maines

The extent to which policymakers act on journalists' recommendations, may do damage to the commercial media, old and new, and inflict great violence on the First Amendment.

Retiring Wash Post Editor's Record Stained By Failure on Iraq

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Downie's paper stands out as a "complicit enabler." The Post had a tragically poor performance in the run-up to the Iraq war, and Downie has failed (as far as I've seen) to fully admit that.

Len Downie Resigns: Washington Post Executive Editor To Step Down In September

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Leonard Downie Jr. said today he is stepping down as The Washington Post's executive editor, ending a 17-year tenure in which the paper became a major...

Washington Post To Replace Executive Editor By 2009: Report

New York Times | Richard Perez Pena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There's soul-searching and campaigning going on, a lot of old hands are leaving, and people in Washington wonder who is going to be in charge next yea...