Paul Farhi

Washington, D.C.

Media reporter

Education: University of California at Los Angeles, BA in communications studies

Paul Farhi started at The Washington Post in 1988 and has been a financial reporter, a political reporter and a Style reporter. Since 2010, he has covered the news media for Style.
Latest from Paul Farhi

CNN fires longtime host and anchor Don Lemon

Lemon, a longtime host for CNN, was chastised recently for on-air comments about the "prime" age of presidential candidate Nikki Haley and other women.

April 24, 2023

BuzzFeed News, a digital media pioneer, to shut down

BuzzFeed News, a pioneering digital news site that won a Pulitzer Prize and the published infamous Steele dossier, said Thursday it will close after 12 years.

April 20, 2023

Fox News, Dominion settle defamation lawsuit for $787.5 million

The agreement brings an abrupt end to one of the most significant media cases in recent decades, one that hinged on false claims about a presidential election.

April 18, 2023

NPR, PBS suspend Twitter activity after Musk adds ‘government-funded’ tag

NPR and PBS said they will suspend its activity on Twitter in reaction to the social media platform’s decision to label it “government funded media."

April 12, 2023

Amid backlash, Twitter changes NPR’s account to ‘government funded media’

Amid backlash, Twitter changes NPR account label to "government funded media."

April 9, 2023

Twitter slaps NPR with a dubious new tag: ‘State-affiliated media’

NPR has protested the latest decision by Elon Musk targeting media organizations, which lumps it into a category with several notorious propaganda outlets.

April 5, 2023

On ‘historic’ day, news media scrambled to find something to show us

The news media scrambled to cover the historic arraignment of Donald Trump, but with proceedings walled off, the images couldn't meet the moment.

April 4, 2023

Judge refuses TV cameras in Trump courtroom, limits media access

The judge noted the ‘historic’ aspect of the former president’s arraignment, but the ruling means the public won’t learn the details until it’s over.

April 4, 2023

Trump’s white Bronco moment? Networks go live for an uneventful trip.

Some compared the breathless cable news coverage to that of O.J. in the white Ford Bronco.

April 3, 2023

Judge undercuts key Fox News defense as he sends Dominion suit to trial

In a $1.6 billion defamation case, a ‘disastrous’ ruling for Fox News that settles key questions in Dominion Voting Systems' favor.

March 31, 2023