Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Brief Journalism Respite at Lunch

You can see that the W&L journalism class is completely captivated by the old editor.
For the third or fourth straight year, I spent lunch at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke talking with Doug Cumming's Washington & Lee University journalism class about starting a magazine. As it is every year, the class was a delight and in spite of what the photo above might suggest, the group of young women (I was surprised there were no guys) was attentive, inquisitive and responsive.

We talked about the state of the industry (improving), the recent history (not so hot) and the future (in a gray area, but generally optimistic).

The kids hung around to see the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Taubman, which, I am sure, was more entertaining than the editor. But the editor had a good time.

This is the group, Doug Cumming at the right drinking water.

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