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Power and the Press: Marty Baron on Trump, Bezos and the Future of Journalism

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Power and the Press: Marty Baron on Trump, Bezos, and the Future of Journalism with Elizabeth Renzetti

In a compelling conversation with Elizabeth Renzetti, William Southam Journalism Fellow (2015-16), former Globe and Mail columnist and author, Marty Baron, former executive editor of The Washington Post, delved into themes from his book “Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos and THE WASHINGTON POST.” Baron and Renzetti explored the intersection of media, politics and society, highlighted by his experiences during the turbulent Trump presidency and the Post’s acquisition by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. As the 2024 US Presidential election approaches, gain insights into the crucial role of journalism in democracy from one of the industry’s most respected news leaders.

This conversation was an insightful discussion on the nature of power and the future of media in the 21st century.


General admission: $65

Student admission: $15


About Our Guests

Martin Baron

Martin Baron is a longtime journalist and newspaper editor. He ran the newsrooms of The Miami Herald and The Boston Globe before being named executive editor of The Washington Post in 2013. His role in launching an investigation of the Catholic Church’s cover-up of sexual abuse by clergy was portrayed in the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight.” Baron retired from daily journalism in early 2021 and now splits his time between Western Massachusetts and New York City. Collision of Power is his first book.

Elizabeth Renzetti

Elizabeth Renzetti is a bestselling Canadian-British author and journalist. She most recently released Bury the Lead, a mystery novel co-written with Kate Hilton, and later this year will release a work of non-fiction about gender equality, What She Said: Conversations About Equality. Until recently Elizabeth worked for the Globe and Mail, where she wrote a popular opinion column and feature stories. She has lived in London, Los Angeles, and Berlin, where she worked as a journalist for the Globe and Mail. In 2020 and 2023 she won the Landsberg Award for reporting on gender issues.

Elizabeth is the author of Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls, which was a national bestseller. Her first novel, Based on a True Story, was shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Award. She also collaborates with authors on book projects.

Elizabeth is a teacher, advocate, and public speaker. She currently lives in Toronto with her husband, two children, and two very badly behaved cats.





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May 7
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Massey College
4 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E1 Canada
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