I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Fales Library & its director Marvin Taylor are special

April 28, 2011

For inspiration, I like visiting Marvin Taylor. Without fail, ¬†just hearing about his life gives me new ideas for reinventing myself… Marvin is a self-described “queer” boy from the Quaker […]

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How to take great news photos & get published – 9 tips from Chuck Zoeller of AP

December 2, 2010

If you want to be a photojournalist — or just wish your photos had a more exciting, newsy edge — meet Chuck Zoeller. For the past 24 years, he’s been […]

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Reporting tip: if you’re new to covering NYC, check out Tribute WTC Visitor Center

October 13, 2010

One of the problems I face in training young reporters is that every year, they get younger. That means 9/11 ends up feeling more and more remote to them. But […]

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Pete Hamill chats about love, writing & more

April 12, 2009

The eponymous New York newspaperman Pete Hamill also teaches at NYU's journalism department. He visited with my class and shared tons of wisdom about life and writing.

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