After more than 40 years working in America’s top newsrooms, Marty Baron is one of the most respected names in news. As editor of the Washington Post since 2012, he has led his staff to Pulitzers and helped them weather the changes that came when a tech billionaire bought the paper. Marty talks with us about the state of journalism, fake news, and how technology has changed his job. We’re also joined by Jessica Lessin, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Information, an innovative news site covering Silicon Valley.

 

I talked to Craigslist founder Craig Newmark about his new effort to fight fake news stories. He’s donating $1 million through his foundation to the Poynter Institute to fund a program in journalistic ethics. He said he’s been in touch with Facebook about the proliferation of fake news and told Couric his goal is to “stand up for the good stuff.”