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BOX 15-20 Writings, 1961-2020
The Writings series contains drafts, notes and research, press clippings, printed matter, reviews, and correspondence with publishers and editors. These include articles and essays written for the Washington Post and other publications, book reviews, manuscript notes, reports, and speeches and lectures. As part of Downie’s research for his book News About the News, he conducted lengthy interviews with major television broadcast journalists and executives, including Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Andrew Lack, Chris Matthews, and Dan Rather. Also featured in this series are transcripts of recorded dialogues between Downie and Katharine Graham in which they discuss Washington Post coverage and editorial decisions as well as the impact of the economy on journalism.
Material types include drafts, transcripts, notes and research, press clippings, printed matter, reviews, and correspondence.
Arranged by type of material and alphabetically therein.
BOX 15 Articles and essays
BOX 15 The Alicia Patterson Fund/Foundation, 1971-1972
BOX 15 Investigative series for the Washington Post, 1964-1969 See also Container OV 2, Oversize bound prints of "The People’s Tribunal"
BOX 15 The Lantern, The Ohio State University, 1961-1963
BOX 15 Miscellaneous articles and essays on journalism, 2008-2018
BOX 15 The Nation, 1972-1974
BOX 15 "The Recreation Land Racket," The Progressive, 1974
BOX 15 Washington Post articles, 1973-1978, 2012, 2018
(2 folders)
BOX 15 Book reviews, 2009-2012
BOX 15 Books
BOX 15 All About the Story: News, Power, Politics, and the Washington Post
BOX 15 Chapter drafts and notes, 2019
BOX 15 Editing, 2020
BOX 15 Feedback, 2019
(2 folders)
BOX 16 Feedback, 2019
(2 folders)
BOX 16 Interviews, 2003-2007, 2016-2020
(2 folders)
BOX 16 Notes and research, 1973-1977, 1983, 1989-1997, 2003-2019, undated
(4 folders)
BOX 16 Page proofs, 2020
BOX 16 Reviews, 2020
BOX 16 Justice Denied: The Case for Reform of the Courts, 1970-1971
BOX 17 Mortgage on America, 1971-1975
BOX 17 The New Muckrakers: An Inside Look at America's Investigative Reporters, 1974-1976, 2009-2010
BOX 17 The News About the News
BOX 17 Events and press, 2002-2003
BOX 17 Interviews with television broadcasters, 2000-2002
BOX 17 Reviews and press, 2002-2003
BOX 17 The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know, 2013-2017
BOX 17 The Rules of the Game
BOX 17 Appearances and events, 2008-2009
BOX 17 Reviews, 2008-2011
BOX 18 Dialogues with Katharine Graham
BOX 18 Economic club speech, 1990
BOX 18 Editor decisions, undated
BOX 18 June 27, 1984
BOX 18 October 3, undated
BOX 18 Interviews, 2013-2020
BOX 18 Master's thesis, "Mass Coverage of Major News Events," The Ohio State University, 1965
BOX 18 Reports
BOX 18 The Obama Administration and the Press, Committee to Protect Journalists, 2013-2014
(5 folders)
BOX 19 The Reconstruction of American Journalism, Columbia Journalism School, 2009
(3 folders)
BOX 19 The Trump Administration and the Media, Committee to Protect Journalists, 2019-2020
(5 folders)
BOX 19 Speeches and lectures
BOX 19 "Can We Trust Our News?" Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, 2013
BOX 19 Event posters, 2005-2012 See also Container OV 1, same heading
BOX 19 Federal Trade Commission, news media workshop, 2009
BOX 19 Graduation speeches, Bill Clinton, 1997
BOX 19 "Keeping American Accountability Journalism Alive," Rothmere American Institute, University of Oxford, 2006, 2012
BOX 20 Miscellaneous speeches and lectures, 1976, 1993-2014
(3 folders)
BOX 20 "The New News," James Cameron Memorial Lecture, City University, London, 2010
BOX 20 Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, keynote speech, 2006
BOX OV 1-2 Oversize, 1966-2012
The Oversize series contains items separated from their original locations due to size.
Material types include printed matter, posters, and clippings and articles.
Listed and described according to the series, containers, and folders from which the material was separated. The items are physically grouped and housed by size.
Personal file
BOX OV 1 Satire and joke section of the Washington Post, "Leonard Downie Jr. Edition," created for Downie's retirement (Container 2, Retirement from the Washington Post), 2008
Articles and essays
BOX OV 2 Oversize bound prints of "The People’s Tribunal" article series written for the Washington Post by Downie (Container 15, Investigative series for the Washington Post), 1966
Speeches and lectures
BOX OV 1 Event posters (Container 19, same heading), 2005, 2012

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