Next year I'll be the chief copy editor of The Crimson White, U of Alabama's newspaper. I wasn't a journalism major, and since I want to write after law school, the experience will be very good for me. This week is our first week of production for the new team -- kind of like a trial run so we can learn the editing system before next year. It's my first time working in a newsroom, and so far I really like the process. It's satisfying to take articles that are already written and make them better.
Other than that, I'm just preparing for the move to DC for the summer to work for The New Republic. I'm ecstatic to have the opportunity. The other interns are Dylan Matthews, a freshman at Harvard who writes MiniPundit, and Elise Foley, a journalism and political science major at Northwestern. Both are younger than me but have a lot of experience. Dylan has already worked for Slate and interned at The American Prospect. I have a lot to learn this summer, but I'm confident that I have a lot to contribute as well.