Baron to talk about new book “Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and The Washington Post”

Utah Valley University (UVU) is pleased to announce Martin Baron, former executive editor of The Washington Post, as the university’s spring 2024 Presidential Lecture Series speaker. The event will be held on March 26 at 11:30 am in the Keller Building’s Vallejo Auditorium on UVU’s Orem Campus. UVU students, faculty, and staff, as well as business and community leaders, are invited to attend this highly anticipated lecture.

Baron’s new book, “Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and The Washington Post,” will be the foundation of his speech, providing valuable insights into the intersection of politics, media, and power dynamics.

The book delves into the complex relationship between former President Donald Trump, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and the renowned newspaper. Baron’s expertise and unique perspective make this book a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of power and the role of the media in today’s society.

“As the former executive editor of The Washington Post and the Boston Globe, Martin Baron brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Utah Valley University,” said UVU President Astrid S. Tuminez. “By bringing world-class thinkers and leaders like him to UVU, we hope to raise the aspirations of our students, engage in thought-provoking conversations about journalism and government, and learn the best ways to preserve and support truthful and critical discourse in a democracy.” 

The lecture is open to the public, and admission is free. However, seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure their seats. This event presents a remarkable opportunity for the UVU community and the public to engage with a prominent figure in journalism and gain valuable insights into the inner workings of the media landscape.

Baron’s distinguished career spans over four decades, during which he has held prominent positions at several large news organizations. Prior to his tenure at The Washington Post, Baron served as the editor of The Boston Globe, where he led the newsroom to win multiple Pulitzer Prizes, including the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for The Globe’s groundbreaking investigation into the Catholic Church’s cover-up of clergy sexual abuse.

Baron’s commitment to journalistic integrity and pursuit of truth has earned him widespread recognition and respect. His leadership at The Washington Post was instrumental in guiding the newspaper to win a remarkable 10 Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure. Under his guidance, The Washington Post became renowned for its investigative journalism and fearless reporting.

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