Infighting Overshadows Big Plans at The Washington Post

The aim of Sally Buzbee, The Post’s editor, is to broaden the newspaper’s reach. A year into the job, she’s dealing with internal tumult over some longstanding grievances.

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How Journalists Wrestle With Covering Threats to Democracy

A new report challenges news outlets to provide richer, more urgent coverage of the rise of authoritarian movements in the United States and abroad.

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What Depp Trial Means for Media Companies’ Airing #MeToo Accusations

Both the women making accusations, and the press when it publishes them, assume the considerable risk that comes with antagonizing the rich, powerful and litigious.

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Pulitzer Winners Include The New York Times and The Washington Post

The New York Times won multiple awards, and The Washington Post won the prestigious public service category for its reporting on the attack on the Capitol.

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Amber Heard Testifies About a ‘Pattern’ of Violence by Johnny Depp

Ms. Heard took the stand for the first time in the defamation case filed against her by the actor, her ex-husband, who says he was damaged by an op-ed she wrote.

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Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Trial: What to Know

Mr. Depp has sued Ms. Heard, his ex-wife, on grounds that she defamed him in an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard to Face Off in Defamation Trial

Mr. Depp sued his ex-wife, Ms. Heard, for an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

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Trump Campaign Owes $300,000 in Legal Fees After Another Failed NDA Case

The award stems from an arbitration claim that was dismissed in part because of the “vague and unenforceable” provisions of a nondisclosure agreement.

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Wall Street Journal Owner Opts for ‘Flexible’ Office Return

Team leaders will decide what type of return would work best, the chief executive of Dow Jones wrote in a companywide email.

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The Battle for the World’s Most Powerful Cyberweapon

A Times investigation reveals how Israel reaped diplomatic gains around the world from NSO’s Pegasus spyware — a tool America itself purchased but is now trying to ban.

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Robert Costa, a Noted Political Reporter, Is Joining CBS News

The longtime Washington Post political reporter will take an on-air role covering campaigns and elections.

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Carl Bernstein’s Eulogy for the Newspaper Business

Bernstein’s memoir “Chasing History” is a personal and affectionate look at the past, when journalism was thriving.

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What Can Schools Do About Disturbed Students?

“There is no profile of a school shooter that is reliable.”

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Fred Hiatt, Washington Post Editorial Page Editor, Dies at 66

He used his powerful platform to champion human rights, caution against a Trump presidency and condemn the killing of a Saudi columnist for the paper.

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Can The Washington Post De-Snark the News?

Sally Buzbee, The Washington Post’s executive editor, discusses the future of news and the media.

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U.S. and China Agree to Ease Restrictions on Journalists

The deal tones down a diplomatic confrontation that led Beijing to expel some American reporters during the last year of the Trump administration.

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Washington Post Adds 41 Editing Jobs as It Expands

The roles include two new deputy managing editors and a number of positions for other editors as the news outlet expands its national and international coverage.

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Texas Doctor Says He Performed an Abortion in Defiance of New State Law

In an opinion essay in The Washington Post titled “Why I violated Texas’s extreme abortion ban,” Dr. Alan Braid wrote, “I am taking a personal risk, but it’s something I believe in strongly.”

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Mueller Scrutinized an Unidentified Member of News Media in Russia Inquiry

The scrutiny was one of several new disclosures the Justice Department made about investigative actions involving the news media during the Trump years.

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How News Organizations Got Colleagues Out of Kabul, Afghanistan

The evacuation of those who worked for outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post came after a global rescue effort stretching from the Pentagon to Qatar.

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How News Organizations Got Afghan Colleagues Out of Kabul

The evacuation of those who worked for outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post came after a global rescue effort stretching from the Pentagon to Qatar.

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Attempt to Seize Washington Post Reporters’ Email Data Came Day Before Barr Left Office

Newly unsealed court files shed more light on a contentious leak investigation.

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Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.

The training, approved by the State Department, underscores the perils of military partnerships with repressive governments.

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Garland Confronts Long-Building Crisis Over Leak Inquiries and Journalism

Prosecutors’ approach to unauthorized disclosures of government secrets has undergone a sea change in the 21st century.

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Garland Confronts Crisis Over Leak Inquiries and Journalism

Prosecutors’ approach to unauthorized disclosures of government secrets has undergone a sea change in the 21st century.

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Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress

The Justice Department seized records from Apple for metadata of House Intelligence Committee members, their aides and family members.

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What a Candid Pentagon Papers Memo Revealed About Washington

A White House correspondent examines a predecessor’s candid memo about how classified information is traded in the Beltway.

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How the Pentagon Papers Shaped the Power of the Free Press

The Pentagon Papers created a delicate balance of power between the press and the government. Lately, it’s being threatened.

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CNN Lawyers Gagged in Fight With Justice Dept. Over Reporter’s Emails

The disclosure of the aggressive leak investigation tactic followed a similar revelation involving The New York Times.

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Times Requests Disclosure of Court Filings Seeking Reporters’ Email Data and Gag Order

Lawyers for the newspaper are asking how the Justice Department justified keeping the order secret since its leak inquiry was publicly known.

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Trump Administration Secretly Seized Phone Records of Times Reporters

The admission by the Biden Justice Department followed similar recent disclosures to The Washington Post and CNN.

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Washington Post Picks Sally Buzbee as Top Editor

After more than three decades at respected news service, Ms. Buzbee becomes the successor to the star editor Martin Baron.

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Justice Dept. Seizes Washington Post’s Phone Records

Federal prosecutors sought phone records for three Washington Post journalists as part of an investigation into the publication of classified information in 2017.

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5 Takeaways From Liz Cheney’s Opinion Essay

Representative Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, defended her views on her party’s behavior and Donald J. Trump in an essay published in The Washington Post.

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L.A. Times Names Kevin Merida Executive Editor

One of the biggest newspaper jobs goes to a groundbreaking journalist who spent two decades at The Washington Post.

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Why Buy a Yacht When You Can Buy a Newspaper?

Billionaires aren’t usually cast as saviors of democracy. But one way they are winning plaudits for civic-minded endeavors is by funding the Fourth Estate.

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What Is Amazon Doing to Our Country?

In “Fulfillment,” Alec MacGillis tours America to understand how one company’s culture and capitalistic impulses are seeping into our way of life.

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Biden’s Dilemmas, Part 1: Punishing Saudi Arabia

In the first of two parts about what we’re learning about the current administration, we look at the president’s approach to justice in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

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How Marty Baron and Jeff Bezos Remade The Washington Post

The celebrated editor is ending his tenure at the helm of a very different newspaper than the one he originally signed on to run.

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Polk Awards Honor Pandemic Reporters

The Washington Post led all news organizations, with four prizes. The infectious-disease reporter Helen Branswell, of Stat, took the public service award for a yearlong chronicle of the coronavirus and its effects.

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Maxine Cheshire, Who Chronicled Beltway Scandals, Dies at 90

A star society reporter for The Washington Post, she was the scourge of presidents, foreign operatives and philandering politicians.

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Survey Says: Never Tweet

The tensions in newsrooms over reporters’ social media presence are not just about politics.

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Washington Post, Reuters and Los Angeles Times Search for New Top Editors

In an industrywide changing of the guard, other big newsroom jobs that have come open include the No. 1 slots at Vox, HuffPost and Wired.

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Washington Post Editor Marty Baron to Retire

The Post’s executive editor, 66, said he would depart on Feb. 28.

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New York Post to Staff: Stay Away From CNN, MSNBC, New York Times and Washington Post

As the Murdoch tabloid navigates a fraught political moment, high-level editors instructed reporters not to base articles on reporting by four news outlets that President Trump has falsely labeled “fake news.”

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11 Journalists on Covering the Capitol Siege: ‘This Could Get Ugly’

Reporters who planned to watch a political ceremony were caught in a wave of turmoil.

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Is It Too Late to Impeach Trump Again?

The president showed this weekend that he still has Georgia on his mind.

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Laura Poitras: Journalism Is Not a Crime

The Justice Department is setting a dangerous precedent that threatens reporters — and the truth.

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It’s the End of an Era for the Media, No Matter Who Wins the Election

Trump made the legacy media great again. Here’s what’s next for them.

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Fiancée Sues Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi Killing

The fiancée of the slain Washington Post journalist sued Prince Mohammed bin Salman in an attempt to learn more about the 2018 killing.

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