The Centre for Investigative Journalism
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Martin Baron

Martin Baron is an American journalist who has been editor of The Washington Post since December 2012, after having been editor of The Boston Globe since 2001.

He achieved heightened prominence in 2015 and 2016 from his portrayal in the film Spotlight and also his involvement in the release of Jason Rezaian, the Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post, who was released in January 2016 after being imprisoned in Iran for 18 months.

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Marty Baron: Investigative journalism in the age of Trump

Since taking over as executive editor of The Washington Post since 2013, Martin “Marty” Baron has led something of a resurgence at the paper. Before that he was editor of The Boston Globe for a decade, during which time he led its investigation into the cover-up of clerical sexual abuse in the city which became the film Spotlight.
Marty Baron
Executive Editor at The Washington Post