, Volume 68, Number 3

Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post
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Leonard Downie Jr. is Professor of Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix, Arizona. He is former executive editor of The Washington Post, where he worked in the newsroom from 1964 until 2008

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Bob Woodward (left) and Carl Bernstein working on the story at The Washington Post. Photo: Ken Feil/Washington Post/Getty Images

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