Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and the Washington Post

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6.2 X 9.4 X 1.9 inches | 1.75 pounds

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About the Author
Martin Baron is a longtime journalist and newspaper editor. He ran the newsrooms of The Miami Herald and The Boston Globe before taking over the Washington Post in 2013. He retired from journalism in early 2021 and now splits his time between New York City and Western Massachusetts. Collision of Power is his first book.

Praise for Martin Baron's Collision of Power

"A closely observed, gripping chronicle of politics and journalism during a decade of turmoil. . . . Monumental. . . . [Baron] shows that newsroom leadership, however devoid of ease or glamour, remains essential." --The New York Times Book Review

"Revealing. . . . A tense, sometimes thriller tale of how the Post navigated a perilous time in journalism. . . . [Baron] clearly has researched extensively and thought deeply about how to cover the unprecedented presidency of Donald Trump. . . . Collision serves as a reminder throughout of how fragile democracy is." --Associated Press

"A tell-all journalism memoir chronicling Baron's highly consequential, sometimes tempestuous eight years as the Post's executive editor." --Vanity Fair

"Martin Baron is the era's most respected newspaper editor. . . . [He is] slyly and often cuttingly observant. . . . Collision offers something scarcer and far more interesting than most arguments over theory, which is a vivid and detailed chronology of how his part of the press actually did its job. . . . Excellent." --The Boston Globe

"Life at the apex of the newspaper hierarchy can be nasty, brutish and short. Baron, an avatar of traditional journalistic values, has weathered the challenges better than most. . . . Indispensable." --Los Angeles Times

"Collision of Power visits all the stations of the cross of Baron's spectacular makeover of the Post. . . . Lots of editors get lucky when a big story breaks their way, but nobody gets lucky long enough to accomplish what Baron has. . . . [Collision of Power's] real service is the way it open-sources the Baron method on how to break consequential news: Obsess about getting the truth. Know your limits. Listen. Be fair. Report, report, report and report some more." --Politico

"Especially fascinating." --The New York Times

"A sobering account of a democracy under siege, and the muckrakers who kept government honest. . . . All the President's Men for a new generation." --Town & Country

"Terrific." --Poynter

"Few editors in American history have been as influential as Marty Baron, and so when he has thoughts to share, the rest of us should listen. This is an illuminating and important book about journalism and democracy." --Jon Meacham