Date and Time
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024
5:00 — 6:30 pm
The College of Arts, Media and Design invites all Northeastern University community members to attend its next Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, a question-and-answer session with the School of Journalism and award-winning journalist Martin Baron, author of “Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos and the Washington Post.” The former editor of The Washington Post and Boston Globe will discuss Trump, the press and the state of the news business as the 2024 election year begins.
During Baron’s time as editor, the Washington Post won multiple Pulitzer Prizes for its unflinching coverage of the tumultuous Trump presidency; the paper was also purchased by Amazon CEO and billionaire Jeffrey Bezos, transforming the locally focused newsroom into an international powerhouse that quickly exploded in size and influence.
Baron was executive editor of the Post from 2012 until 2021. Previously, Baron was editor of the Boston Globe from 2001 to 2012, during which time the paper won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Boston Catholic sexual abuse scandal.
Copies of Baron’s book “Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos and the Washington Post,” will be available at the event. The lecture will be followed by a reception where refreshments will be served.
“One of the delights of the book is observing a storied investigative editor plying his craft. In hindsight, Baron’s Post-enterprising, restrained, and deadly accurate-set the standard for news coverage of Trump’s Washington.”
– The New Yorker
This event is sold out. If you are on the waitlist or haven’t RSVP’d, please show up prior to the event start time anyway. You may still be able to attend after the event has started.