In the summer of 1998, Brian was a summer copy editing intern at the Buffalo News. During that summer, Lisa Wilson came on these copy desk for a tryout and eventually a job.
Since then, Lisa became the sports editor for The News and is now the senior editor, sports, at The Undefeated.
Lisa joins Brian this week, and they Share memories of that summer. Lisa talks about working with Milt Joffee, Milt Northrup and Bill Wolcott and what she learned from working with old-school veterans like them. Lisa describes what diversity means to her, why it is so important and how sports journalists can get better at it. She also tells us what makes as good story two her, why descriptive writing is so moving, and why trust between writers and editors is so important.
Lisa also gives advice for young writers and editors, and reminds them that you never know who’s watching you.