Listen now (24 mins) | A college journalist, on imagining a future in journalism. A podcast with Rachel Coronell Uribe, FDR's successor by some 120 years as president of the Harvard Crimson.
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A delightful discussion, Jim, that must have drawn out many memories besides the many practical lessons (and challenges) of your shared, if technologically incomparable experiences. If anything, it evoked for me a reflection upon the differences between then and now for a budding journalist... or scientist, engineer, lawyer, medical doctor, etc. I was actually tempted to ask you to pose some questions to your young friend, but it all comes down to this: what do you and she think of the state of the art that is still called 'journalism' but that has taken on so many different forms and meanings and degrees of legitimacy these days.
That's too abstract and far-reaching, of course, for a 20 minute interview, but it did get me wondering about the future of your craft (and for that matter, I got to wondering just how much time you and your young colleague had (or have) to spend on your academic studies...).
Nice, Jim. I loved Raquel's frequent use of "opine." But what was the editorial about? Did I hear BDS? I'm clueless.