One of the deeper pleasures of covering the media world is that sometimes a single person, arriving at the right time, can change the fortunes of an organization. Think Tina Brown at The New Yorker, Eugene Roberts at The Philadelphia Inquirer or Adam Moss at New York magazine. At The Post, Mr. Bezos may have ensured the lights stayed on, but it is Martin Baron, who became editor at the beginning of 2013, who pushed the newspaper back into the conversation.
It’s always been my favourite paper. I trust it.
I love thinking back to Sunday mornings in Richmond, Va., seeking out the meatiest, heaviest Washington Post available, and then gathering at the Texas Wisconsin Border Cafe, with friends, sharing a meal, passing sections. Can’t really do that with an iPad.