Marty Baron, Executive Editor of The Washington Post, In Conversation With CBC’s Robyn Bresnahan

17th Annual Kesterton – Wednesday, February 3, 2016

If you’ve seen the movie Spotlight you’ll know what Marty Baron stands for: tenacious, ambitious journalism. Invaluable, distinct work that only journalists can do.

The man who was the catalyst behind The Boston Globe Spotlight Team’s investigation into sex abuse in the Catholic Church is now at The Washington Post, the storied newspaper of Woodward and Bernstein and Watergate. Baron and the Post are embracing the digital age with an unwavering commitment to meaningful journalism.

^ How Baron and the Boston Globe team pursued the story

^ “Not holding powerful individuals and powerful institutions accountable is the single most irresponsible thing we can do as journalists.” – Marty Baron

^ “In order to succeed we have to learn some new things. And the world has changed, so I think we simply have to embrace that … it doesn’t mean we have to give up our principles. It doesn’t mean we have to give up ambitious journalism.” – Marty Baron

^ Baron answers questions on everything from how a profit-oriented business model can accommodate investigative journalism to advice for journalism students.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST: 29 Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron photographed in the Washington Post building on August 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

(Photo by Marvin Joseph/<em>The Washington Post</em>)

Under Marty Baron’s stewardship as executive editor, The Washington Post has won three Pulitzer Prizes since 2014. He previously led journalists at The Boston Globe to six Pulitzers, including one for the Globe’s Spotlight Team investigation into a pattern of concealing clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

CBC personalities Adrian Harewood, Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco, and Robyn Bresnahan, in Ottawa September 29, 2015. Photo by Blair Gable

(Photo by Blair Gable)

The CBC’s Robyn Bresnahan is the host of Ottawa’s number one morning radio program, Ottawa Morning. An award-winning international journalist, Bresnahan is a proud graduate of Carleton’s Journalism program (BJ 2001).

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