Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post for the last eight years, has announced his retirement effective Feb. 28, 2021.

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“We start with more questions than answers…”

January 27, 2021

Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron in a retirement letter to the staff

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An imperfectly perfect photo that honored content over style

January 26, 2021

The photographer who took the soon-to-be-memed image of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders at the presidential inauguration tells Rolling Stone why he chose it

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America’s first hip-hop inaugural poem ties history to the present, optimism to urgency

January 21, 2021

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman draws on Hamilton, MLK, scripture and slavery to capture and prod America in the moment

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A reporter’s search for “lost history” becomes a best-selling book

January 13, 2021

Release of "Icebound" by former Storyboard editor Andrea Pitzer is a chance to revisit the annotated narrative of her reporting journey

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Fifty years of Robert Caro’s reporting notes going public

January 12, 2021

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, famed for his meticulous reporting method, is giving a lifetime of notes to the New York Historical Society

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A poet’s distanced farewell to his students is an anthem for the times

May 12, 2020

"... remember this: life is a mystery to be lived; not a problem to be solved."

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The path to excellence: Hard thinking, constant worry and “lunch-pail labor”

May 7, 2020

An award-winning journalist honors the teacher who helped shape him: Ed Lambeth, 1932-2020

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Congratulations to the 2020 Pulitzer Prize winners

May 4, 2020

Each year, the bar on aspirational journalism is pushed higher, evident in daily dedication to the mission of public service

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Where writers write when they can’t write where they like to write

April 29, 2020

The pandemic-related shutdown of habitual writing refuges and routines have left writers cobbling new options

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When the narrative becomes the disease

April 13, 2020

History repeats as the coronavirus gets framed in stories that scapegoat

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John Prine would want us to feel real life today, and write it with feeling every day

April 8, 2020

A music lover and writer honors a songwriter who was, at heart, a reporter

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Why storytelling can be more important — and sexier — than fishing and hunting

March 10, 2020

A journalist and teacher draws on research that shows stories give us an evolutionary edge — and passes out bags of rice to other storytellers