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Articles by Leonard Downie Jr.

Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is also vice president at large and former executive editor of The Washington Post.
Journalism students are best served when they actually produce serious, real-world work, the former Washington Post editor argues. But many journalism schools aren’t set up for that.