Former Washington Post Editor Martin Baron to Speak at Exclusive Coachella Valley Event

PALM SPRINGS —The Coachella Valley Journalism Foundation will host an exclusive in-person event with former Washington Post editor Martin Baron on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage.

Martin Baron, 69, was editor of The Washington Post from Dec. 31, 2012 until his retirement on Feb. 28, 2021. He was previously editor of The Boston Globe from 2001 to 2012; during that period, the Globe’s coverage of the Boston Catholic sexual abuse scandal earned a Pulitzer Prize.

Baron will discuss his new book, Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos and The Washington Post, his time leading the Post during the Trump presidency, and insights into the future of journalism.

The event will also include the inauguration of the Coachella Valley Media Hall of Fame and awards presented to local working journalists.

“We are thrilled to host Martin Baron and provide this unique opportunity to hear from one of the most respected figures in journalism today,” President of the Coachella Valley Journalism Foundation Randy Lovely said in a statement. “His perspective on covering the Trump White House and standing up for truth and facts is so valuable, especially for our community.”

This event will be emceed by Emmy-award-winning journalist Hank Plante.

Inductees into the Coachella Valley Media Hall of Fame will be announced in December.

The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at

Individual tickets are $200, and include lunch, beverages, valet parking and a copy of Collision of Power. Tables of 10 may be purchased at a discounted price of $1,750. To inquire about sponsoring a table, please send an email to [email protected].

All proceeds benefit the Coachella Valley Journalism Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit supporting local newsrooms and reporters.

The Coachella Valley Journalism Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization supporting local newsrooms and journalists across the region. It provides grants, training, resources and events like this to uphold quality journalism in our community. Learn more at

Editor’s Note: Uken Report, an independent news organization, has received no money from this Foundation.




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