former journalists discuss a profession in crisis

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor was the Washington Post reporter whose question to Gary Hart about extramarital affairs helped cause a tectonic shift in the way political reporters covered the private lives of candidates.  But Taylor grew uncomfortable with trends in political reporting that exalted punditry over fact.  That growing unease, combined with his experience covering the birth of a multi-racial democracy in South Africa,  led him to leave The Post and found a nonprofit focused on improving democratic discourse in his own country.


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