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Apr 17, 2017

In a recent Landon Lecture at Kansas State University, the executive editor of the Washington Post, Martin Baron, told his audience that journalists believe there is such a thing as truth, and journalists do not like being lied to. He said the president may feel he is at war with the press, but the Washington Post is not at war…it is work. On today’s Perspective, a discussion regarding the current state of the media and its relations with both the president and the public. 

Guest: Martin Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post. Since he took the helm of the Post in 2013, the paper has won five Pulitzer Prizes.

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for public radio stations by K-State since the mid-1970s and has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.