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

White House warns reporter Simon Ateba about his press-room outbursts

The White House officially warned African journalist Simon Ateba that his outbursts could cost him access to the briefing room.

July 12, 2023

Simon Ateba, the reporter making himself the story at the White House

Ateba's frequent interruptions alienate colleagues, agitate press secretaries and delight right-wing media. But what's his question?

July 8, 2023

VMI student paper award upheld after plagiarism, conflict-of-interest probe

The Virginia Press Association stood by its award to the Cadet newspaper after an investigation concluded its staff hadn’t violated any contest rules.

June 29, 2023

National Geographic lays off its last remaining staff writers

National Geographic is laying off its staff writers, the latest cut in a challenging environment for magazine publishing.

June 28, 2023

A new ‘golden age’ for lawyers who are good at talking on TV

Courtroom veterans are becoming busy cable-news pundits thanks to Trump's legal problems.

June 26, 2023

ProPublica asked about Alito’s travel. He replied in the Wall Street Journal.

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. was asked about a fishing trip with billionaire Paul Singer. He responded in the Journal before ProPublica could publish its scoop.

June 21, 2023

Voice of America drops host accused of spreading Russian propaganda

Voice of America cut ties with host Garri Knyagnitskiy after investigating whether he promoted Russian propaganda. It reinstated another Russian-language reporter.

June 17, 2023

How conservative media reacted to the Donald Trump indictment

The Trump indictment was covered on Fox News, Newsmax and other conservative outlets as a travesty of justice.

June 9, 2023

Chris Licht fired at CNN after programming blunders, staff revolt

Chris Licht had been criticized for a tumultuous Donald Trump town hall and for his comments in a recent Atlantic magazine story.

June 7, 2023

A VMI student newspaper won a major prize. But now there are questions.

The Virginia Press Association is investigating whether the Cadet’s award-winning work was tainted by the involvement of an alumnus who has sued the college.

May 31, 2023