Paul Farhi

Washington, D.C.

Media reporter

Education: University of California at Los Angeles, BA in communications studies

Paul Farhi started at The Washington Post in 1988 and has been a financial reporter, a political reporter and a Style reporter. Since 2010, he has covered the news media for Style.
Latest from Paul Farhi

Journalists in Uvalde are stonewalled, hassled, threatened with arrest

Reporters came to Texas to tell the story of the Robb Elementary School massacre. But ‘we were seen as enemies’ by police, they say.

June 28, 2022

USA Today removes 23 articles, says reporter fabricated sources

The newspaper said a correction request led to an investigation into Gabriela Miranda's stories covering more than a year.

June 17, 2022

On some PBS stations, Jan. 6 hearings can’t dislodge ‘Curious George’

Public television built its reputation for news on the Watergate hearings. But some affiliates have hesitations about these hearings.

June 15, 2022

The Jan. 6 hearing dominated the airwaves — except on Fox News

"So many bombshell scoops," said CNN’s Jake Tapper. "Absolutely nothing new, multi-hour Democratic fundraiser," said Fox’s Sean Hannity.

June 10, 2022

The biggest U.S. newspaper chain wants less opinion in its pages

Gannett is urging its 250-some newspapers to rethink or cut back on opinion writing and political endorsements, arguing they repel readers.

June 9, 2022

A police news conference in Uvalde leaves ‘gaps and confusion’

Some journalists were baffled by lack of answers two full days after the Robb Elementary shooting massacre: "Parents are going to be very frustrated."

May 26, 2022

Another gun massacre, the same grim news story

As journalists pivoted from Buffalo to Uvalde, a grotesque sense of deja vu.

May 25, 2022

Conservative media is familiar with Buffalo suspect’s alleged ‘theory’

The racist "great replacement theory" allegedly espoused by the suspect in Saturday's Buffalo supermarket shooting has long been a talking point for Fox News anchors and other pundits.

May 15, 2022

Yes, a lot of White House correspondents’ guests are testing positive

Just as Trevor Noah warned and Anthony Fauci feared, the annual media dinner appears to have been a spreader of coronavirus. Yet few guests are expressing regrets.

May 5, 2022

Politico scoop on Supreme Court draft opinion triggers media intrigue

Other journalists haven't yet matched the blockbuster scoop that the Supreme Court's draft ruling on abortion would overturn Roe v. Wade.

May 3, 2022