Baquet: Change The World and Have a Blast

December 27, 2007 | Newsmakers

In commencement remarks to the first graduating class of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Los Angeles Times Editor Dean Baquet promised the class of 2007, “if you approach journalism with humanity….you will change the world in small ways.” And, he added, “you’ll have a blast.” As editor for the LA Times, Baquet opposed newsroom staff cuts, and ultimately resigned rather than scale back news coverage. Baquet is Washington bureau chief and assistant managing editor for The New York Times.
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