New York Times building, Photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

Photo by Scott Beale/ Laughing Squid

I had the pleasure of interviewing New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan on Friday.

The majority of our conversation focused on her column after the massacre in Newtown, Conn. and journalism’s prerogatives in breaking news situations, the subject on my upcoming maiden piece for PBS MediaShift.

But the end of our conversation turned to American University, where I currently study:

SULLIVAN: Are you a student at American?

ME: I am, yeah.

SULLIVAN: Ah, that’s great. I understand they have a good program.

And that’s that. Maybe the School of Communication can take that to the bank?

Check in soon to see the full piece on how America’s newsrooms handle breaking news.