Scope and Contents
The papers of Charles Seib span the period from 1974 to 1985; the bulk of the materials date from 1974 to 1979. The collection consists of Seib’s memos to Ben Brandless, executive editor of the Washington Post, and Howard Simmons, managing editor of the Post, while Seib served as ombudsman, and clippings of Seib’s news business column. Also included are articles on the Janet Cooke hoax and lecture notes, articles, and other publications on ethics. Other major correspondents include Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen and staff member Tom Kendrick.