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USD Podcast Credit Hour Interviews Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron

photo of Baron. The USD podcast Credit Hour interviewed Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota podcast Credit Hour interviewed Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post and the 2017 winner of the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media.

“I think that fundamental to our mission as journalists is to give people the information they need and deserve to know as citizens of this country,” Baron said.

An acclaimed investigative journalist, Baron’s role uncovering the Boston Catholic sexual abuse scandal was highlighted in the Oscar award-winning movie Spotlight.

“Marty was a guest on campus earlier this year where he spoke to us about getting his start in journalism, what it’s like to be portrayed in a movie, his thoughts on the current state of media. And of course - what he thinks of media in the age of Donald Trump,” said Michael Ewald, host of Credit Hour.

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Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
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