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Over the last forty years here in Washington presidents have come and gone but one institution has stayed pretty static.
Now there's a new man in charge here is our power player of the week.
I want a new agenda setting work.
I want us to hold powerful institutions -- powerful individuals accountable.
Martin -- and as the new executive editor of the Washington Post the pay for a Ben Bradlee and Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.
The paper that brought down Richard Nixon which raises the question.
Intimidating was it.
To follow in the footsteps of Bradley and what -- and Bernstein.
They built this institution and it's an institution that has played a singular role in American politics policy and American journalism.
Aaron knows all about taking on the powerful.
Before coming to Washington he was editor of the Boston Globe for a decade when -- -- six Pulitzer prizes.
Including one for exposing sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
-- -- -- pattern where when they knew that Kris and abuse children they continued to reassign those priests and an increase continued to abuse children.
That was a pattern of I believe misconduct on the part of the church.
And there was another story that we needed to do.
Before that Fallon -- the Miami Herald during the 2000 presidential election.
The US Supreme Court had ruled that there would be no recount.
And we felt that there should be fun so who won well the results showed that George Bush won by a very narrow margin.
Bush beat gore in Florida.
Yes he did.
But there was a problem.
Aaron hired an accounting firm to do the recount he told his bosses it would cost 250000.
And how much did it cost.
Well it cost about 850000.
Dollars by the grace of god and by the grace of the CEO of the parent company.
I continued to be employed there good good good good good.
But money is no laughing matter read newspapers now.
-- had to cut his staff at the Boston Globe by 40%.
Circulation at the Washington Post is down 20% in the last four years -- the paper is losing money.
You talk about the declining circulation but I think of the -- incredible audience that we have -- lines and that's what struck us during our time at the pumps.
Not too much has happened this morning while -- was discussing what would be on tomorrow's front page.
An editor is drastically lower -- other staffers were editing videos and produce and report.
To put on the post website the website is are present and our future.
It's very much our future that is where readers are going.
Go anywhere and people are looking -- Smartphones all the time.
Post has been giving away con tent on the wet -- like a lot of papers it will start charging this summer.
Barrett has been -- newspapers his whole career.
Even as the business changes the appeal was beside him.
-- sort of a non Joyner and so as a journalist you can be a non Joyner.
And participate in public service do you fear at all for the future as opposed.
I'm an optimist.
I think that we are as a profession more resilient than people believe.
And more resilience and sometimes we ourselves believe and so I am confident.
Even though we face tremendous challenges.
This summer the post is launching an online video channel devoted to politics.
It's all part of the trend of moving resources from print.
To the paper's web site.
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