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By Dave Kindred

ISBN-10: 0385532105

ISBN-13: 9780385532105

An in-depth examine the Washington Post from a Pulitzer Prize–nominated publish veteran. Morning Miracle definitively solutions the query “Do newspapers nonetheless matter?” with a convincing yes.

What The country and the Power did for the New York Times, Morning Miracle will do for the Washington Post. A reporter for greater than 40 years, Dave Kindred takes you contained in the center of the mythical newspaper and provides a distinct chance to work out what it fairly takes to provide world-class journalism each day.

Granted extraordinary entry to each corner and cranny of the paper, together with candid exchanges with its so much celebrated reporters, corresponding to Bob Woodward, Sally Quinn, David Broder, and previous government editor Ben Bradlee (who gave the booklet its title), Kindred presents a no-holds-barred examine the twenty-first-century newsroom. because it turns into more challenging to keep up journalistic integrity, remain proper within the age of blogs, and meet Wall Street’s calls for for gains, the newspaper—more than the other medium—also shoulders the super accountability of appearing as a watchdog for democracy.

Perhaps not anyone sums up the overpowering demanding situations that face the Post and its energy to suffer larger than the writer himself: “It continues to be a miracle that you should placed seven-hundred overcaffeinated misfits in a newsroom, on time limit, adrenaline operating, secrets and techniques to spill, and earlier than middle of the night a messenger can provide a smoking-hot urban version to Don Graham’s manse in Georgetown.”

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Deputy attorney general, came to lunch to say the government’s own investigation of the court agreed with Downie’s. Then he asked, “Who would you recommend as the new chief judge of the court? From your stories, it looks like it should be Harold Green. ” Downie stammered a non-reply because a journalist had no business making a recommendation. As it happened, Green had been one of his sources. Thirty years later, Judge Green officiated at Downie’s third marriage. President Lyndon Johnson’s administration overhauled the city’s court system, at least partly in response to the Post series.

INTRODUCTION Because I am a hopeless romantic about newspapers, it was good and right that I should meet another such madman early in the work on this book. His name was Gene Weingarten. Had he satisfied his parents’ wishes and become a doctor, we never would have met—because he, for one, would be dead. “A doctor! ” he explained. Instead, we shared coffee and newspaper war stories. We sat in a shop near the Capitol, both of us wearing the sneakers, blue jeans, and T-shirts of men without jobs.

Go, China! PINCUS, WALTER On a windswept winter day, I stood outside the Madison Hotel facing the Post. Here came Walter Pincus across Fifteenth Street. Short and broad-shouldered, he wore a trench coat, open with the belt dangling loose, the wind stirring his white hair. He walked with a limp (bad knee). His thick, wild, graying eyebrows went every which way, suggesting that he had more important obligations than clearing his line of vision. ” His fine suit of an understated copper color was matched by a silk tie.

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