Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University invites you to an evening with Marty Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post, and former Editor, The Boston Globe, as we honor him with the Forum’s First Amendment Award.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Sargent Hall, Fifth Floor Sky Lounge and Commons
120 Tremont Street, Boston
5:00-6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception with Baron. The Forum also will recognize Charles Tsectares for his 43-year tenure as a Ford Hall Forum Advisory Council member.
6:00-7:30 p.m. First Amendment Award Ceremony and a conversation with Baron. The evening’s moderator is Meghna Chakrabarti, award-winning host and producer of WBUR’s On Point.
The Forum recognizes Baron for his powerful and fearless defense of the First Amendment and the free press. Baron’s relentless pursuit of the truth over his storied career, and his stalwart defense of journalists especially in these turbulent times for the Fourth Estate, have resulted in impactful and important journalism, with implications for years to come. For more information click here [PDF].
The cocktail reception is a paid event. The Forum is free and open to the public.
Martin “Marty” Baron became Executive Editor of The Washington Post in January 2013. Newsrooms under his leadership have won 14 Pulitzer Prizes, including seven at The Post. Under Baron’s leadership, the Post has won four prizes. Previously, Baron was the Editor of The Boston Globe. During his 11 ½ year tenure, The Globe won six Pulitzer prizes. The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was awarded to the Globe in 2003 for its investigation into clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church, coverage portrayed years later in the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight.” Prior to the Globe, Baron held top editing positions at The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald. Under his leadership, the Miami Herald won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Coverage for its coverage of the raid to recover Elián González, the Cuban boy at the center of a fierce immigration and custody dispute.