A Conversation with Dean Baquet
New Orleans native Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, addressed the political and financial pressures on American journalism in a conversation sponsored by the LSU Ogden Honors College and Manship School of Mass Communication's Reilly Center. Three students questioned Baquet about a number of topics, including the president’s strained relations with the media, accusations of “fake news,” public trust in the media, the changing economic model of journalism and race in the newsroom. The three interviewers, Sarah Gamard, William Taylor Potter and Kayla Swanson, are students of LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication. Gamard is also an Ogden Honors College student.
Baquet, the top editor at The Times, worked for major newspapers in four cities and won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting at the Chicago Tribune. At The Times, he was named executive editor in 2014 after serving as managing editor, Washington bureau chief and national editor.
Snapshots of LSU Students' Conversation with Dean Baquet