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

Pat Collins, ‘beat poet’ of local news, will retire after 49 years

Collins will end his run at Washington station NBC4 after 36 years there, including the time he wore a grape costume.

December 7, 2022

Associated Press reporter fired over erroneous story on Russian attack

Associated Press writer James LaPorta had provided information for story that inaccurately suggested Russia launched a missile strike on Poland.

November 21, 2022

How an anonymous source raised false alarm of Russian strike on Poland

The Associated Press has removed a flawed report about the deadly explosion this week.

November 17, 2022

Voice of America removes story that embarrassed Vietnam’s prime minister

A story about Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's hot-mic comments went viral before embassy complaints prompted the U.S.-funded news agency to remove it.

November 15, 2022

NBC retracts erroneous Paul Pelosi story that fueled conspiracy theories

NBC officials said Miguel Almaguer's "Today" show report about Nancy Pelosi's husband was based on "unreliable" information from an unnamed source.

November 5, 2022

The verifiable angst of the media ‘blue checks’

New Twitter owner Elon Musk wants verified users to pay for their badges.

November 3, 2022

Starbucks will get reporters’ messages with union, federal judge rules

The unusual ruling that will let Starbucks peek into communications that courts usually view as private and protected.

October 29, 2022

Longtime NBC4 anchor Doreen Gentzler announces retirement

Veteran co-anchor started at Washington's WRC (NBC4) in 1989, and helped it lead the local ratings for decades. Her last newscast will be in November.

October 28, 2022

The media and the Halloween ‘rainbow fentanyl’ scare

Experts strongly doubt that drug dealers are trying to push the deadly opioid on trick-or-treaters.

October 26, 2022

Five years on, what happened to the men of #MeToo?

A few of the men accused during the #MeToo movement went to prison. Some have disappeared. But many are rebuilding their careers. And some were barely affected.

October 16, 2022