THE WASHINGTON POST: Views From the Inside by Carol & Irwin Touster Williams

THE WASHINGTON POST: Views From the Inside

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With the conspicuous exception of celebrity reporters Woodward and Bernstein, these shirt-sleeve interviews introduce a cross section of Post employees from copygirl and intern to syndicated cartoonist, book review editor, and science reporter. The named individuals speak for themselves--about how they got started, their place in the paper's scheme of things, their job's personal advantages and disadvantages--and most are articulate and informative, though all seem conscious that their remarks are for the record and avoid controversy. Anyone even remotely interested in a journalism career ought to be able to sift through the talk and come up with a good deal of helpful advice; however, as the authors treat their ostensible subject, the Post's rise from local rag to a paper of national stature, with only a passing glance at the story that put the POSt itself on front pages all over the country, one can't help questioning their nose for news.

Pub Date: April 20th, 1976
Page count: 220pp
Publisher: Prentice-Hall