Dr. Gina Masullo Chen, a grad-school classmate of Brian’s at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, joins The Other 51 this week to talk about writing for both newspapers and academics.
Gina talks about her 20-plus year career at the Post-Standard in Syracuse and why she decided to leave journalism in 2009 to get a Ph.D. Gina and Brian trade theories on why newspapers were so weird in the mid-to-late 2000s and why they were so bad at adopting new technology.
Gina also talks about her writing process, how she uses deadlines and her own personality to work to her advantage, the difference between disagreement and incivility, and about civility in online discourse. Which means yes, she read the comments.
And yes, Gina tells us that Austin really is that cool.
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