Leonard Downie Jr. Joins ASU Cronkite School Staff

From E&P:

    Former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., who retired earlier this year after leading the newspaper for 17 years, is joining the faculty of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

    Downie, who spent more than 40 years at the paper in total, is the third major former editor to join the ASU staff in recent years. Those others include Tim McGuire, former editor of The Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and ex-Sacramento Bee editor Rick Rodriguez.

Paul Bedard also weighs in.