Geneva Overholser: An Early Read on Baquet as New York Times Leader

This guest post was written by senior fellow Geneva Overholser. Read her personal blog at GenevaOverholser.com. In the swirl of the Jill Abramson firing, a couple of things being said about the new executive editor, Dean Baquet, didn't sync with my impression of him. I looked back at this video of a forum I hosted at USC Annenberg with Baquet when he had just become managing editor of The New York Times, and saw why. What I had found most worrisome was Glenn Greenwald's charge that Baquet has "a really disturbing history of practicing this form of journalism that…

Reeves Edits New Book on Kennedy Era

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the New York Times has authorized a new book, The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of the New York Times, edited by CCLP Senior Fellow, Richard Reeves. The book draws on the paper's extensive coverage of the Kennedy presidency. Reeves, the author of the bestselling Portraits of Camelot and President Kennedy: Profile of Power, edited this collection of the New York Times' "unsurpassed coverage of the tumultuous Kennedy era which spanned the Civil Rights Movement, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, the space program,…