||Introduction -- Ben and Len -- Accidental intern -- Muckraker -- Washington burning -- A reluctant editor -- Inside the Watergate story -- The legend of Deep Throat -- Encountering terror -- Tragedy in Jonestown -- Foreign correspondent -- Charles and Diana -- Public lives, private lives -- Confronting the Clintons -- The resort hotel bunker -- The Unabomber's ultimatum -- The buck stops here -- 9/11 -- Preparing for war -- Iraq -- Woodward and Plame -- Exposing a CIA secret -- Legacy -- Farewell -- The Post -- The rest of the story -- Afterword.
||"At a time when the role of journalism is especially critical, Leonard Downie, the former executive editor of the Washington Post writes about his nearly 50 years at the newspaper and the importance of getting at the truth"-- Provided by publisher.
||In 1964 Downie landed an internship with the Washington Post. He would become a pioneering investigative reporter, news editor, foreign correspondent, and managing editor, before succeeding the legendary Ben Bradlee as executive editor. He played an equally important role over more than four decades in making the Post one of the world's leading news organizations. In a time when health and economic crises and partisanship are challenging the news media, Downie's judgment, fairness, and commitment to truth will inspire anyone who wants to know how journalism works at its best. -- adapted from jacket.
|General note||Includes index.|