Edward Wasserman

Edward Wasserman, a veteran South Florida newspaper editor and writer, is dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. He was previously Knight professor of journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. Before that, Wasserman worked for news organizations in Maryland, Wyoming and New York City, was executive business editor of The Miami Herald and CEO and editor in chief of American Lawyer Media's Miami-based Daily Business Review chain. He was educated at Yale, the University of Paris and the London School of Economics.

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Behind a diplomatic tiff in the news business, a public duty


In an unusual dust-up, the top editor of the Washington Post has complained to The New York Times that it failed to credit the Post for work that preceded, and nourished, important stories that the Times later ran. Why this should matter to you is worth exploring.