Monthly Archives: May 2011

The oh, Reilly factor

It’s that time of year: conference track meets, gowns, caps, clichés, “Pomp and Circumstance” and all that jazz, er, orchestral. For journalism majors, May’s end signals the true test of faith in the communications degree. Job or no job? Public … Continue reading

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Requiem of record

I remember talking to a Marine in Iraq during a breather between firefights in Ramadi. I told him, “When I go home, people ask, ‘What’s the worst thing you’ve seen?’” “What do you tell them?” he asked. “I say, ‘You … Continue reading

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Out of the starting blocks

Monday at 4 p.m. is a fine time for a party, especially on the first day at a new job. Patrick is the main desk chairperson at the Washingtonian. Publisher Cathy Merril calls him “the man who knows everything.” He started … Continue reading

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Unplugged

Halfway through my master’s degree at Mizzou, I know the country will be okay. I’ll be doing some heavy lifting in our nation’s capital for an internship with the Washingtonian this summer. First, I’m recharging at home for a week. … Continue reading

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Cracks in the surface

Technology is great because it enables entrepreneurs. It’s easy to bemoan the bureau closings overseas. American press abroad is about as scarce as our popularity in some countries. But our European counterparts have held the raincheck on the pity party. … Continue reading

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