Dean Baquet talks about the changing journalism landscape, media in the age of Trump and the future of The New York Times.
Dean Baquet is the executive editor of the New York Times. He is the first African-American to hold the position. In 1988 Baquet won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of City Council corruption in Chicago. During his nearly 40-year career, Baquet has worked for The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.
Thomas Mallon is a novelist and critic who has written numerous novels and works of non-fiction. His 2012 novel, “Watergate,” was a finalist for the PEN / Faulkner Award. He frequently contributes to The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review and The Atlantic. His novel, “Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years,” was published in 2015.
S. C. Gwynne is a best-selling author and journalist whose book, “Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson,” was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award. His 2010 book, “Empire of the Summer Moon,” was a New York Times best-seller and a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Nicholas Kristof is a journalist, author and op-ed columnist for The New York Times. His books, including the best-selling “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” have all been co-written with his wife Sheryl WuDunn and primarily focus on poverty, health and human rights in the developing world. Their book “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity” was adapted into a documentary and premiered on PBS in 2015.
Ross Douthat is a conservative Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times. He joined the Times in 2009, previously working as a senior editor at The Atlantic. He has written a number of books, including “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics” and “Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class.”
Jill Abramson was the top editor of The New York Times — the first woman ever to serve in that capacity in the paper’s 160-year history — from 2011 to 2014.
Bill Keller stepped down as executive editor of The New York Times after more than eight years in that highest-of-all-high-impact journalism jobs, during which time the paper won 18 Pulitzers. His next chapter: columnist and magazine writer.
Gail Collins is a funny and fearless twice-weekly columnist for The New York Times, the first woman ever to serve as the paper’s editorial page editor and the author of several books.
Sam Tanenhaus was editor of The New York Times Book Review from 2004 to 2013, and his biography of Whittaker Chambers was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. His book, “The Death Conservatism,” was published in 2009.
Star food writer Amanda Hesser is a prolific food writer for The New York Times, the former food editor of The New York Times Magazine, the co-creator of the recipe lover’s blog “food52” and the author of the 1000-recipe “The Essential New York Times Cookbook.”