An Evening with Leonard Downie Jr.

Tenley-Friendship Library

An Evening with Leonard Downie Jr.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 7 p.m.

Leonard Downie Jr. is vice president at-large of The Washington Post, where he was executive editor from 1991 to 2008. During his 44 years in newsroom, he was also an investigative reporter, editor of the local and national news staff, London correspondent and, from 1984 to 1991, managing editor under then executive editor Ben Bradlee. As deputy Metro editor from 1972 to 1974, Downie helped supervise the newspaper’s Watergate coverage. He oversaw the newspaper’s coverage of every national election from 1984 through 2008. During his 17 years as executive editor, The Washington Post news staff won 25 Pulitzer prizes. Downie is the author of five books, including The New Muckrakers, about investigative reporting; The News About the News: American Journalism in Peril (with Robert G. Kaiser), and The Rules of the Gamea novel about Washington, D.C.

Join us for an evening with Leonard Downie. He will talk about his work, his books and the current state of the news media.