Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

07 Oct 2002, 11:07 a.m.

I see "Conservatives With an Attitude" and I think "fellas…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I see "Conservatives With an Attitude" and I think "fellas who are in the mood," because of that Madonna song.

A Slate writer and his cronies recommend books for aspiring reporters and essayists, in the context of the question: Journalism School -- What Is It Good For? "People like my colleague -- oh, let's call him Tim Noah -- find it easy to dismiss credentialism when they already possess the ultimate door-opening credential of a Harvard degree or an interchangable one from Yale, Stanford, or Princeton."