Two new books look inside The Washington Post and The New York Times

Collision of Power is an apt title for the new memoir by journalist Martin Baron, and not just the collision of "Trump, Bezos, and The Washington Post" highlighted in the subtitle. Baron, who retired as executive editor of the Post in February 2021, provides a participant's account of the forces buffeting news organizations everywhere. He puts a face — often his own — on the clash of print and digital platforms; the tensions between social

THE MEDIA BUSINESS; In San Jose, Knight-Ridder Tests a Newspaper Frontier

The transition to electronic journalism is bringing with it some challenges to old rules of the trade. Mercury Center, for instance, includes news and business employees, breaching the traditional wall that separates the two at most newspapers. Its executives say they are committed to maintaining editorial independence, but contend that news and business employees must work together to shape the new venture into a money-making enterprise. To the consternation of some in the newsroom, editors of
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