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Posted December 26, 2011
Atlanta, Georgia- Ben Bradlee who was the executive editor of the Washington Post stated that ¿We ought to call this thing, ¿The Morning Miracle.¿ It¿s a miracle we get it out every morning.¿ This is the opening quote in Morning Miracle: Inside the Washington Post by Dave Kindred.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
A famed journalist in his own right, Kindred was granted unprecedented access to the inner workings of the Washington Post. In it, he peels away the many layers of news reporting and captures the chaos and uncertainty of the times in what it takes to write the news.
The books theme is more than a chronological history of this great newspaper, The Washington Post, it delves into some the changing dynamics of the news business. Now with the internet, any writer can have the same footing as this institution and share his or her thoughts.
Interestingly described in the book, the shootings at Virginia Tech were a turning point for the The Washington Post, it pushed them to move into real time reporting and posting online video.
With shrinking readership and circulation, this newspaper and so many of the great ones are grappling to stay relevant in a world over loaded with information.
Morning Miracle: Inside the Washington Post by Dave Kindred is a perfect companion to understanding the power, influence, and struggles within the written press.