- American journalist, winnder of the Pulitzer Prize
|Real name:||Dean P. Baquet|
|Born:||21 September 1956 Comment |
|How old is Dean Baquet in 2021? / Age: ||64 years
|Where was Dean Baquet born?||New Orleans, Louisiana, US|
Dean Baquet Net worth 2021 (estimated)
|How much is Dean Baquet worth?||$75,000,000,000
Who is Dean Baquet? / Facts
- He has been the executive editor of The New York Times since May 14, 2014, reporting directly to Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., the chairman and publisher
- Between 2011 and 2014 Baquet was managing editor under the previous executive editor Jill Abramson
- He is the first black American to serve as executive editor, the highest-ranking position in The New York Times newsroom
- In 1988, Baquet won the Pulitzer Prize for leading a team of reporters that included Bill Gaines and Ann Marie Lipinski at the Chicago Tribune who exposed corruption on the Chicago City Council
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What users say about Dean Baquet
- Mario B. Schowers: Dear Mr. Baquet:
Although The New York Times is older than The Washington Post, I find it incredible that The Post, founded after the Civil War in 1877, and under Meyer-Graham ownership for eight decades, from 1933 until 2013, when it was sold to Jeffrey Bezos, unlike The Grey Lady, has never elevated an African-American to its top newsroom job.
Moreover, The Post exploits its entry-level hires, then denies them the privilege of rising at the paper to its top-most newsroom ranks. Our nation can produce a Black U.S. President and First Lady, Black Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, U.S Supreme Court Associate Justice yet no Black Executive Editor at The Post! Newspapers, particularly large, big city dailies, must take the lead in rooting out the vestiges on institutional racism, and it's unfortunate that men like Ben Bradlee and Leonard Downey have failed us in that regard. This I know from firsthand experience. I first joined the Post in June of 1970 as a copy aide where I wanted to become a local reporter. Since I knew I needed experience, I did everything I was asked to do. With labor problems downstairs, I would dash across the street to in front of the old Statler-Hilton Hotel to get capital edition papers for the Layout editors Jack Lemmon, Bob Price, Bob Webb, Dick Crocker, Joe Bouchard, et al. After I earned a B.A. degree in English from Bowie State College in June 1973, Post editors dispatched me to the Bethesda Naval Hospital where Mr. Nixon was being treated for pneumonia. There I relayed bulletins on the president's health back to the National Desk editors. If Editors said go Nicholas Von Hoffman's home nearby to pick up a late column, I went.
If Post editors said to go to Senator Stuart Symington's Georgetown home on N Street for black and white photos for a front-page obituary, I went. If a white Post editor, Bill Brady, handed me a scrap of paper with a phone number on it and said Ace keep trying till you get it, I did it. No job was too high or too low to do. Work is work. But I loved my job. It was on-the-job training.
After meeting Bigot Ben Bradlee in his office four months after Nixon had resigned from office to discuss my future at the paper in which he had nothing to tell me, I went to my union, The Baltimore-Washington Newspaper Guild to prepare for Arbitration. That was in December 1974, the same month I met with Mr. Bradlee. The white male arbitrator, G. Allan Dash of The American Arbitration Association, had come down from New York to preside over three days of hearings, staggered over 1975 and perhaps part of 1976 because at the conclusion of the hearings, before the ruling, I was fired on August 12, 1976! The Arbitrator in December 1976 ordered The Post to pay me $6,000 in differential back pay. Katharine Graham cut the check. I got the money. The arbitrator also told the paper it was wrong to bar me from entering a union-management minority reporter training program!
I beat The Post yet it would not print a single column inch about it in my hometown daily. However, The Guild Reporter, the union paper, published an account in early 1977. I have a copy.
As a copy aide, I wrote bylined stories appearing in three sections of the large national daily---the A-section, Metro, and the then Panorama regional insert. Plus my name appeared at the tail end of prominent stories as a contributor. Bill Brady, the city editor, had wanted me to reach armed Black convicts who had taken over a wing of the Federal Courthouse here on John Marshall Place, Northwest, and were holding hostages.
Mr. Baquet, I gave generously three streams of income including regular 37 and 1/2 hour pay, copious overtime pay, and ample pay for each article that was published, given "Washington Post Staff Writer" display in the paper, which was false!
Mr. I wish to write a piece for The New York Times's Editorial Page since
my hometown daily continues to suppress coverage about the majority Black community here that still exists. (March 14, 2021)
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Last update: 19 August 2018
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