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Walter Pincus leaves The Washington Post concerned for journalism's future

Veteran newsman, Walter Pincus, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is leaving the Washington Post after 40 years. He joins us to share his concerns about the future of journalism in the digital age.
Leaving The Washington Post after 40 years, Walter Pincus says he's watched the quality of US journalism go downhill. (

Walter Pincus is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and columnist for The Washington Post.  Now, after four decades writing on national security and defence issues, Mr. Pincus is leaving the paper.

But not without a final word... and a warning. 

Last week, he penned a column called, "A farewell to The Washington Post".  In it, he voiced his concerns about contemporary journalism, and the consequences of its erosion.

Walter Pincus joined Connie Walker from Washington DC.

"This is hardly a goodbye. It is just till we meet again."- Walter Pincus in his article, "A farewell to The Washington Post"

Walter Pincus plans to continue writing. Starting Feb. 2nd, he will write weekly column for a relatively new national security website, The Cipher Brief. As well, he is currently writing a book about the U.S. nuclear weapons program.

This segment was produced by The Current's Marc Apollonio.