The director of The Washington Post, Marty Baron, will retire at the end of next February, as well It has been confirmed by the medium itself, that this Tuesday he published a heartfelt letter from Baron to his fellow editors. After eight years at the newspaper, it has been Fred Ryan, current editor and CEO, who has fired him from the newsroom. "Although we have known for a long time that this day would come, it does not diminish the excitement we felt at the news of Marty Baron's decision to retire," said Ryan.
In his letter to the editor, Baron assures that his experience in the newspaper "has been profoundly significant, enriched by colleagues who made me a better professional and a better person." "At 66, I feel ready to move on," says the journalist, who had promised to remain at the Post until the presidential elections, as mentioned in the letter.
After years of newsroom expansion, digital transformation and international recognition, including 10 Pulitzer Prizes, Baron's retirement date will be February 28. Before coming to the Post, Baron was head of the Boston Globe at the time the Spotlight investigation team uncovered the scandal of child abuse by some members of the Catholic Church.
"From the moment I came to The Post, I have tried to make a lasting contribution while giving back to a profession that has meant so much to me and serves to safeguard democracy. It has been an honor for me to work alongside hundreds of journalists who make The Post an indispensable institution. I hope that the future of The Post is a magnificent journalism and that we continue in contact, "said Baron.