Katharine Graham (b June 16, 1917; d July 17, 2001) was the publisher of The Washington Post from 1963 until 1991.
Normal Solomon from the media watchdog group FAIR cites a November 1988 speech that she gave senior CIA officials at the agency headquarters in Langley: "There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows."  On another occasion, he wrote, she stated "There have been instances in which secrets have been leaked to us which we thought were so dangerous that we went to them [U.S. officials] and told them that they had been leaked to us and did not print them." 
- Emeriti Trustee, National Campaign To Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy 
- Member, Independent Commission on International Development Issues 
- Katharine Graham, "Personal History", Vintage; Reprint edition 1998. ISBN 10 0375701044 ISBN 13 978-0375701047
- Doug Henwood, "The Washington Post: The establishment's paper", Extra!, January/February 1990.
- Norman Solomon, "After Pulitzer, Graham's Book Still Lacks Scrutiny", Media Beat, April 23, 1998.
- Norman Solomon, "The Pentagon Papers -- Media Praise Ringing Hollow", FAIR's Media Beat, June 15, 2001.
- Norman Solomon, "Katharine Graham and History: Slanting the First Draft", Media Beat, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, July 19, 2001.
- Norman Solomon, "Great Media Critics: Intrepid for Journalism and Labor Rights", Media Beat, February 22, 2005.