How do you see the evolution of the newspaper in the next five years?
I see super-localized coverage and well-established national/international news organizations flourishing more than others who are somewhere in between. We will see a greater change in how journalists present information with the rapid evolution of technology. However, I don’t believe that print will ever fully go away.
Five reasons you love your school:
I only need one. It’s directly in the heart of Atlanta. If you’re a news junkie like me, then it’s understandable why you’d want to be in the center of all the action. Probably why Superman moved to Metropolis to work at The Daily Planet.
If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
Speed reading. You know how Superman could flip through a book and have it entirely read? That! I think as a journalist, being able to read through gigabytes of information would be a major asset to discovering the truth, especially in investigative reporting. Knowledge is power.
Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
I have so many Twitter favorites, but I would say that Mother Jones has been one of my favorites recently.
If you could travel to any country, where would you go?
Australia. It’s always been an appeal for me because it’s quite literally “half way across the world.”
What is the most interesting article you’ve ever written?
A story about the termination of my college’s president and the behind-the-scenes actions of the university system administrators.
One of the most quirky things about you is…
Probably my love of freestyle rap. I really enjoy breaking out into impromptu lyrical ciphers, especially when I have new friends around who’ve never heard me rap before.
What was the last (non-required) book that you read?
Outliers by Malcom Gladwell. Go read it.
What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.