Latest from Margaret Sullivan

The Washington Post will soon have a woman as its top editor. And yes, that matters.

The benefits of diverse leadership can be subtle and hard to pin down. But they are real.
  • May 16, 2021

Reality Winner was the FBI’s ‘head on a pike’ for Trump. It’s time to set her free.

A new documentary shows how a young woman who tried to get alarming information to the public was caught up in forces beyond her control.
  • May 12, 2021

Facebook’s oversight board whiffed. Trump deserves a permanent exile.

Trump abused his Facebook account hundreds of times, yet the company’s watchdog board claims his suspension was inappropriate.
  • May 5, 2021

The politicians who tried to overturn an election — and the local news team that won’t let anyone forget it

While Sunday shows keep booking the lawmakers who undermined democracy, one public radio station set out to keep that fact in the foreground.
  • May 2, 2021

Tucker Carlson’s latest idiocy on masks is dangerous and hypocritical even by his usual standards

There’s a legitimate debate about the continued value of outdoor mask-wearing. The Fox host’s rants are just bad-faith outrage-mongering that will cost lives.
  • Apr 27, 2021

By bearing witness — and hitting ‘record’ — 17-year-old Darnella Frazier may have changed the world

“The world needed to see what I was seeing,” she said later. We did, Darnella. Thank you.
  • Apr 20, 2021

I’ve worked for two billionaires. Here’s my advice for rich people who want to buy a newspaper.

As wealthy maybe-benefactors eye our struggling industry, let’s hope they enter with eyes open.
  • Apr 18, 2021

Bad news for journalists: The public doesn’t share our values. But there’s hope.

Transparency? Accountability? Not as popular as we think, says a new study.
  • Apr 14, 2021

How right-wing media keeps smearing George Floyd with the racist ‘no angel’ narrative

It’s a narrative all too often applied to Black men who die at the hands of police.
  • Apr 7, 2021

The problem with cheering for the Dominion lawsuit against Fox News

Defamation claims, when misused, can do dire harm to the reality-based news media, too.
  • Apr 1, 2021