Washington Post exec editor, Pulitzer winner Marty Baron to speak in Stuart on truth and the media

Native Floridian Marty Baron, editor of The Washington Post and former editor of The Boston Globe, began his career in journalism in Stuart in 1976,  when The Miami Herald still had a Treasure Coast bureau. As The Herald’s executive editor in 2000,  he led coverage of numerous key stories, including Elian Gonzalez’ return to Cuba, and also the 2000 election.

Baron’s editorial helm at the Globe shifted the paper’s coverage of international events to locally centered investigative journalism. The Globe’s coverage of the Boston Catholic sexual abuse scandal earned it a Pulitzer Prize.

In the 2015 film Spotlight, which focuses on the Boston Globe’s coverage of the Catholic Church’s priest child molestation scandal, Baron is played by Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominated actor Liev Schrieber. The film is nominated for a 2016 Best Picture Oscar.

 

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