How do you see the evolution of the newspaper in the next five years?
Contrary to conventional wisdom — and, as a young person, I feel compelled to pledge my unwavering allegiance to the Web — but I think print newspapers will be around for a while. I consume and produce on the Web at a very high rate of speed, but every morning I set aside time to read a print copy of The New York Times. Because as nice as my Twitter feed is, every once in a while I need to take a breath, step away from the pixels and make certain I catch the important stories (like what’s happening right now overseas, for example).
Ultimately, local suburban newspapers that cover high school sports and print honor roll listings will be around for a while. Big names like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal will also be printing for a while. It’s the papers in between that are the ones in danger of slipping through the cracks.
Five reasons you love your school:
1. Students: I feel like the community around me has my back.
2. Campus: Between the architecture and the landscaping, it’s a pretty nice place to hang out.
3. New York City: I feel lucky to be so close to the media epicenter of the world.
4. Professors: They’re tough, but ultimately they want to help you succeed. And the work tends to pay off — or so I’ve heard.
5. Alumni: Once a Ram, always a Ram. As an undergraduate, I have found Fordham’s supportive community extends well beyond the gates of campus.
If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
Invulnerability. Or omnilingualism — the ability to instantly understand and speak any language fluently.
Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
David Carr of The New York Times. Aside from being a nice person with a fascinating backstory, he is an unbelievably talented writer.
What was your first online screen name?
cdog92 (I was later informed the correct spelling is “dawg.”)
One of the quirkiest things about you is…
I strictly wear only one brand of t-shirt.
What is the most interesting article you’ve ever written?
I spent one Friday night last fall following around Fordham’s student-run EMS crew. It was pretty amazing to see how much responsibility rests on the shoulders of those students. It was a fun article to write.
If you had to choose a movie title for your life story (so far), what would it be?
What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
I wanted to direct Broadway shows. (My sisters can tell you all about that.)