Frontline creates managing editor role for former Washington Post newsman

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Philip Bennett, a former Washington Post managing editor and current Duke University journalism professor, is joining Frontline in the new role of managing editor. Bennett will oversee program content across multiple platforms and help develop longterm editorial strategy for the series.

During 12 years at the Post, Bennett was deputy national editor and assistant managing editor for foreign news, supervising the newspaper’s international coverage. He was named the Post’s managing editor in 2005.

He joined the Duke faculty in 2009, and will continue in his role there. He’ll also plan collaborations between the award-winning WGBH show and university.

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