How do you see the evolution of the newspaper in the next five years?
I really don’t see newspapers disappearing any time in the near future. People who claim that they will should look at other forms of print distribution, including store catalogs, TV guides, snail mail, etc. My point is that just because information is accessible online, it certainly does not mean that the traditional forms of distribution will disappear. Stores still kill trees with those often bulky and unnecessary catalogs, and we all still use physical mailboxes, despite having emails. Nevertheless, print newspapers, as they are now, will increasingly rely on using the web to break news and post time-sensitive content.
Five reasons you love your school
1. The bad press we’ve gotten recently only has only made us stronger
2. The dining halls feature a Visiting Chef Series every semester for some of the best chefs to come and cook for us
3. In addition to VCS, our dining services received a fancy award this year for sustainability. And they still serve the best food
4. . . . which is why I also love the FitRec (our state-of-the-art gym) and the Charles River Esplanade, which allows for the most scenic runs ever
5. The city. With about four out of five Bostonians being college students, how could you not feel at home?
If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
I would say mind-reading, but since there is so much that can go wrong with that, I’ll stick to flying. Much safer.
If you could travel to any country, where would you go?
What is the most interesting article you’ve ever written?
I covered my first rally about paid sick days this March at the Massachusetts State House. Although the topic did not apply to me – as with most of the articles any reporter covers – it was interesting to listen to the stories from advocates who just wanted sick days to care not for themselves, but for their sick family members. Being in the midst of a rally and all the chanting was cool, too.
What was the last (non-required) book that you read?
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell – a great read about great people.
What was the first thing that you wanted to be when you grew up?
A teacher. I’ve always been too impatient, though. I guess reporting is teaching in a much quicker way.