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Author and former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger to discuss new book in conversation with Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron at Journalism Institute luncheon, Dec. 7

November 9, 2018 | By William McCarren | wmccarren@press.org

Breaking the News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why it Matters by Alan Rusbridger

Breaking the News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why it Matters by Alan Rusbridger

Alan Rusbridger, the storied long-time former editor-in-chief of The Guardian will discuss his new book “Breaking the News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why it Matters,” in conversation with Washington Post executive director Marty Baron, at a National Press Club Journalism Institute luncheon on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Holeman Lounge.

Doors open at noon. Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. The program will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for National Press Club members and $39 for the general public. Click here to purchase tickets.

Books will be sold at the event and Rusbridger will sign books after the event.

For all ticketing-related questions, please email reservations@press.org. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Evelyn Y. Davis Foundation.

Alan Rusbridger was editor-in-chief of Guardian News and Media from 1995 to 2015. He oversaw an extraordinary run of world-shaking scoops, including the exposure of phone hacking by London tabloids, the Wikileaks release of U.S. diplomatic cables, and later the revelation of Edward Snowden's National Security Agency files. He is the author of "Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible" and is currently chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University.

Martin "Marty" Baron became the executive editor of The Washington Post in 2013. Under his leadership, The Post has won seven Pulitzer Prizes, winning four times for national reporting, once for explanatory reporting, once for investigative reporting and once for public service. The Washington Post was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in recognition of revelations of secret surveillance by the National Security Agency.

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