How do you see the evolution of the newspaper in the next five years?
In keeping with global trends, I think most people would agree that journalism is leaning toward multimedia convergence that no longer restricts story telling to a page — now it can be expanded to incorporate audio, video and interactive graphics. Accessibility and expediency are now on the scene like never before, but the real challenge is not to just get the scoop but to get it right. The fundamentals still apply.
Five reasons you love your school:
1.Burlington is the best college town ever.
2. The Williams fire escape.
3. People live and breathe good music here.
4. The Redstone green when it’s nice out.
5. The Film & Television Studies department.
If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
The ability to detect lies. I think most journalists would find that useful.
Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
Rolling Stone contributing editor and political reporter Matt Taibbi
If you could travel to any country, where would you go?
Greece! As someone of Greek origin I have always wanted to visit the homeland. Before the appeal of going would have been for its natural beauty and ancient ruins, but given the impending crisis I think now a trip is much needed to volunteer and give back to a country that has fallen on hard times.
What is the most interesting article you’ve ever written?
I recently wrote about the legal battle waged by Vermont artist Bo Muller-Moore, the man behind the “Eat More Kale” stickers and T-shirts. While it may not have been the most important article of my career, it was certainly one of the best interviews I’ve ever been apart of. His battle with Chick-fil-A about trademark rights has been hard-fought.
What was the last (non-required) book that you read?
I re-read Timequake for the third time. Kurt Vonnegut is one of my idols!
What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
An expatriate, believe it or not. This is what happens when you read too much Hemingway and Fitzgerald as a kid.