Friday, June 06, 2008

what i learned at MagNet part III: Lewis Lapham on history – his own and the world's

The distinguished and revered Lewis Lapham spoke yesterday at MagNet about his life in journalism, his time at Harper's Magazine and his current project, Lapham's Quarterly. Two nuggets I'd like to share with you:
• The secret to good journalism, according to Lapham's mentor, is "steal."

• The merit of a journalism degree is in the networking opportunities. As far as skill is concerned, the best way to learn is by doing.

Lapham also appeared on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos last night.

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