My first post-college gig was as an intern at the Philadelphia City Paper. Later I would spend seven years at the Forward.
So you’ll understand why I got a kick out of the news that CP’s new editor is… Lillian Swanson, the former managing editor of the Forward.
Check out this nugget from her interview for the CP job:
This career in journalism has been a fascinating journey from typewriters to Twitter. My experience cuts across large metros, weekly papers and the wire services, but this is my first alt-weekly.
In my interview, I was asked why I thought I could make the transition. My answer: I was a Presbyterian managing editor for four years at the Jewish Daily Forward. Good questions are the soft breezes that give fresh life to every brand of journalism: Why is this important? Do we need to explain this better? Why would our readers care?
Those questions are top of mind as I begin.