How do you see the evolution of the newspaper in the next five years?
While I believe there will always be newspapers, it is my feeling that the shift to online news will accelerate. Media consumers can learn news instantly from their mobile devices and I think that organizations will put their focus in capitalizing on this. The role of multimedia storytelling will likely also increase. Not only will people be able to read about an event; they’ll be able to see and hear it, with just the touch of a finger.
If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
I’d choose the power of flight. I don’t think there would be anything more amazing than being able to run, jump and soar through the sky at will.
If you could travel to any country, where would you go?
I’ve only been to Europe once (a trip to Sicily) so I think I’d pick any country in Europe with the hopes that I’d be able to see others as well. I also think traveling to Antarctica would be amazing because it would be so different from anything anyone would ever experience in the United States.
What is the most interesting article you’ve ever written?
For my college newspaper’s special 9/11 10th anniversary paper, I interviewed members of the 2001 Daily Collegian staff about their experiences covering the event for the Sept. 12, 2001 Collegian issue. Like most people, they had vivid memories of what exactly they did that day and their stories were collectively powerful.
One of the most quirky things about you is…
I actually get enjoyment of spending hours tinkering around with code in the back-end of websites.
What was the last (non-‐required) book that you read?
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest – Steig Larsson
What was the first thing that you wanted to be when you grew up?
I always thought the first thing I wanted to be was a teacher. But I recently found an old “newspaper” — made from a three-ring binder complete with fake news stories, hand-drawn pictures and photo captions — so who knows? Maybe it really was a journalist.