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May 7th, 2007 • Quill Archives
Smooth News: Tyranny of the immediate

Someone once told me that because editors are managers, they aren’t journalists — eliciting from my mouth a visceral spewing of choice words in both English and Italian. The fear on his face made me feel a little better, but I had to wonder: was I living an editor’s worst nightmare?

May 7th, 2007 • Quill Archives
Smooth News: Put people in situations to succeed

Where do you see yourself in five years? Young journalists would probably boo me for asking. They’ve been hit with this question over and over, especially at the start of their career. And if they’re like I was, they skirted it with an indirect answer.