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WaPo’s Leiby Nabs National Enquirer Editor

WaPo‘s Richard Leiby is concluding his journalism class at GWU with a splash tonight as National Enquirer‘s Executive Editor Barry Levine stops in from New York to discuss love children, tabloid journalism and more. The session will end with a Q & A.  Leiby heads to Islamabad in the new year where he will be Bureau Chief. His team will cover Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Leiby wrote his students:

Class,

For our last class I’ve recruited my friend Barry Levine, the Enquirer’s executive editor, to come from New York to talk about reporting, checkbook journalism (i.e., paying sources), the John Edwards love child, the Jesse Jackson love child, and all the ethical quandaries imaginable that confront a bare-knuckled tabloid reporter. Don’t miss it.

His New York Times column on the death of Elizabeth Taylor last year provides a good introduction: [See the story here.]

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