The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

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. Arguably the most important editor currently working in America, he came to the CIJ to talk about his career and about the challenges and opportunities of doing investigative journalism, and of speaking truth to power, in the age of President Trump.

Chair: James Harkin, CIJ Director.

This talk was hosted at Goldsmiths, University of London, as part of the #LOGANCIJ Talks Series. We do not make money on our events. All money received is invested into journalism education and more events and trainings. Please help us keep these events free for all.

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 […]


  • 22 March 2018 16.00–17.30
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London