How do you see the evolution of the newspaper in the next five years?
The “newspaper” as we currently think of it will become increasingly outdated in the next five years, but that doesn’t mean that journalism is dying or that people no longer hunger for the spread of information. In fact, the opposite is happening. The rise of new forms of journalism, on the Internet and especially on digital forms of social media, are changing and will continue to change the way we think about and receive news. Personally, I’m not exactly sure what will happen, but I’m incredibly excited to find out.
Five reasons you love your school:
1. Involvement: Students can have prominent roles in clubs and activities as soon as they arrive on campus.
2. Location: I live in the nation’s capital! I have the world at my fingertips! How could I not love that?
3. The “best of both worlds” effect: Yes, I go to school in the city, but my campus is enclosed enough that I don’t feel overwhelmed by the metropolitan world. I can customize my experience so that I experience both sides equally.
4. Professors: I love going to office hours to chat with my professors about schoolwork … and anything else they’re interested in discussing!
5. Community: My fellow students are diverse, thoughtful and passionate about their interests and specialties. We learn from each other.
If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
The ability to read people’s minds — it would make journalism a whole lot easier!
Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
Television critic Alan Sepinwall. He’s an expert, and his reviews are always my go-to source for substantive analysis and witty jokes.
If you could travel to any country, where would you go?
I’ve always wanted to travel to England. Don’t we all?
What is the most interesting article you’ve ever written?
I wrote a piece about my school’s production of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth. I love theatre, and it’s always fascinating to see the different ways that directors and casts approach the creative process. Plus, crazy things happen in that play. Many crazy things.
One of the most quirky things about you is…
As evidenced by my favorite Twitter follower, I love reading pop-culture criticism. It’s my favorite thing to read. Sometimes I enjoy reading reviews of a movie or TV show more than I enjoyed watching the movie or show itself!
What was the last (non-required) book that you read?
The Great Gatsby. A classic, deservedly so.
What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
Boat captain. Hasn’t changed a bit!
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