Philip Bennett (Washington Post)
Philip Bennett, an American journalist, was named managing editor of the Washington Post in 2004. He was previously deputy national editor of national security, defense and foreign policy coverage and assistant managing editor for foreign news at the Post. From 1984-1997, he was a journalist at the Boston Globe, where he was a foreign correspondent, metropolitan reporter, assistant editor of Metro news, and finally the Globe's foreign editor. Currently, he is the Eugene C. Patterson Professor at Duke University.
A native of the San Francisco area, Bennett is a Harvard graduate who describes his outlook this way: "I love newspapers and the people who make them."  He has been described by other journalists as “a low-key man with a studious air.” 
Bennet’s career began when he traveled to Peru "on a lark" in 1982 and became a stringer for the Post, two years later he joined the Boston Globe as a local reporter. He met his wife, who is now a professor of Latin American literature at Georgetown University, in Peru.
In a 2008 speech, "Covering Islam: a Challenge for American Journalism," delivered at the University of California at Irvine, where Bennett was the Chancellor's Distinguished Fellow Lecturer, Bennett said, “At the Post I want more Muslim readers and I want more Muslim journalists,” and called on news organizations to hire more Muslim journalists so that Americans could be taught to understand “the basic tenets of Islam.”  The speech was sponsored by the Center for the Study of Democracy, School of Social Sciences, UC Irvine. In October 2008, Bennett gave a speech at Amherst College titled "The Presidential Race, What's the Story?" 
- Post Names Philip Bennett as New Managing Editor (washingtonpost.com)
- Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series
- Covering Islam: a Challenge for American Journalism
- http://www.chancellor.uci.edu/cdfs.shtml Click "Philip Bennett" to see sponsorship information.
- The Presidential Race, What's the Story?