How to Be a Great Journalist

Be a good listener, says the legendary Watergate reporter. "The real purpose of reporting, of journalism is to illuminate what is real, you know, real existential truth." And that's about context and listening.

The Most Important Ethical Issues in Journalism Are the Human Ones

A reporter has enormous power to hurt people, says the veteran journalist. Therefore you’ve got an obligation to be fair, to find out the other side of the story, and to consider the consequences of what your writing.

After the Glory of Watergate

"Has post-Watergate been a life of hardship? Hell no. It’s been wonderful and then every once in a while you get hit in the face."

Could the Watergate Investigation Have Happened Today?

There are news organizations that, "if they had the same kind of information that Bob Woodward and I had in Watergate would go ahead and print the stories." But today the political system might not respond.