Trump’s Criticism Becomes “Background Music” as Times and Post Push for Truth, Executive Editors Say

While reporting on President Trump can be challenging as he demeans critical stories about him, often calling them fake, the executive editors of two of the nation’s leading newspapers told a National Press Club audience recently that it can be done, but only by maintaining high standards and not snapping at the president’s bait.

“If you tell the truth, if you’re accurate, if you’re aggressive, and you’re fair, and you hold onto your principles, I think in the end, that’s the only way you can cover him,” New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet told moderator Marvin Kalb on the latest edition of “The Kalb Report.”Continue Reading

Next Kalb Report to Feature Acclaimed Broadcast Journalist Judy Woodruff, April 20

The Kalb Report: Covering Washington and the World

A Conversation with Judy Woodruff

In a distinguished network career that began with her coverage of Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign for NBC News, Judy Woodruff has been at the pinnacle of broadcast journalism for 40 years. Having served as a chief White House correspondent for NBC and PBS, host of CNN’s Inside Politics, and now c0-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour, Woodruff has had a front row seat to world events, as well as some of the most notable campaigns, elections, and political scandals in American history.Continue Reading