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ABOUT BROOKINGS The Brookings Institution is a private nonprofit organization devoted to research, education, and publication on important issues of domestic and foreign policy. Its principal purpose is to bring the highest quality independent research and analysis to bear on current and emerging policy problems. Interpretations or conclusions in Brookings publications should be understood to be solely those of the authors. Copyright © 2012 THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the Brookings Institution Press. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication data Hess, Stephen. Whatever happened to the Washington reporters, 1978–2012 / Stephen Hess.   p. cm.  Summary: “Follows up on 450 Washington journalists first interviewed in 1978, analyzing career patterns and challenges faced by generation, gender, minority status, news medium, and employer. Explores whether subjects rose within their organization, moved from reporter to editor or from one medium to another, or left journalism and if so, why and for what kind of career”— Provided by publisher.  Includes bibliographical references and index.  ISBN 978-0-8157-2386-8 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Journalists—Washington (D.C.)—Biography. 2. Reporters and reporting— Washington (D.C.) I. Title.  PN4899.W3H45 2012 070.92'2753—dc23 [B] 2012023187 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Printed on acid-free paper Typeset in Life Composition by Cynthia Stock Silver Spring, Maryland Printed by R. R. Donnelley Harrisonburg, Virginia Charlie Peter James Sara Heidi Mollie Betsy John Eloise Minnie Nate Ruthie Tobie Henry Rachel For my family Beth “I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.” —Amos Oz ...


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