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Personal History - Study Guide Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Bradlee moves energetically to improve the Post staff, bringing over from Newsweek key personnel and hiring star political reporter David Broder from the New York Times. The demise of three New York papers provides a pool of talent, and the editorial staff adds fifty positions. The budget rises from $2.25 million to $7 million in 1969, although Sweeterman restrains spending initially, with Kay's backing. Bradlee proves a better recruiter than manager, but he does inspire the people under him. He is Kay's first major appointment, and they form an effective partnership, sharing a common vision for the future. Bradlee constantly asks "why?" and Kay usually agrees with him. They learn to deal with one another and form a close personal friendship and a solid professional relationship as they watch the Post steadily improve.

Elliott turns Newsweek into a "hot" magazine, spotting issues and trends far earlier than the...

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