Here, on one easy page, are all my journalism resources, including memoirs of my career, journalism movies, journalism books, journalism quotes, and my essays on journalism topics.
Oh yes, and my answer to "why be a journalist?"
As an undergraduate at MIT, I was frequently asked why I wanted to be a journalist. This is the best answer I ever gave:
one day on the subway to Boston, a well-meaning friend of mine asked “How can you waste your fine mind on a trivial pursuit like journalism?”
At that moment, I realized why I loved journalism and always would. I told her, “It is a challenge, even to my fine mind. You witness disordered reality, and impose order on it. You are presented with a mélange of facts too large merely to record and regurgitate. So, you impose order on disordered reality, and do so in the correct written form within the time allotted. I believe that is a challenge I will wish to accept, the accomplishment of which will satisfy me, for a lifetime.”
My journalism history (AP, UPI, Oregon Journal,CMP)