Monday, July 24, 2006

Everything I Needed to Know About Journalism, I Learned from Jayson Blair:

So there I sit -- legs squeezed beneath a cafeteria table, stuffing my mouth with cake and listening to Jayson Blair explain why my college transcript, my newspaper clips, and my Bachelor's degree in Journalism are all utterly worthless.

"I understand," he says. "People tell you your whole life to get good grades and go to a good school because that's how you get ahead."

"And?" I ask

"And it's a lie," he laughs, shaking his head.

This wasn't how the week was supposed to end.

1:49 PM