When I was a student at the University of Memphis, there was a four-faced clock tower on campus that showed the wrong time depending on where a person was standing.
This was one of the first stories I pitched for my school paper, and my editor thought it was a silly subject. But after I wrote it, the tower became a bit of a meme around campus and the school fixed it in within the week. I didn’t mean to embarrass the school. I just wanted people to know that depending on where you stand, a person could get the wrong idea about what time it is.
In the years since, I’ve worked for various newspapers, most recently the Tampa Bay Times. I learned there that telling stories isn’t just to point out when something isn’t working, but also to show when something works well.
While I miss the beach and lack of snow, I am really excited to join the Washington Business Journal. My primary beat is Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters and the growth associated with it, but to be clear, covering…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.