Global Voices Hall Live:

My reporting for National Journal has been cited by The GuardianThe Huffington Post, Fox Newsthe Washington Examinerthe Cleveland Plain Dealer, Vox, Bustle, The StreetDaily KosPolitico InfluencePolitico Morning Score, Politico PulsePolitical Wire, and more.

Fishbowl DC: “National Journal Internal Memo Announces 50% Increase in Readership, 6 New Hires” by Nick Massella, June 6, 2014.

Additions to the newsroom staff include Emily Schultheis as a political reporter coming from POLITICOAlexia Campbell as a bilingual reporter from WaPo’s investigative team where she interned, Rachel Roubein coming from the Carroll County TimesAlex Laughlin supporting National Journal’s social media, Zach Cohen as a web producer, and Nora Caplan-Bricker, who joined the outlet in May.

Metro Weekly: “Sarah McBride: The Next Generation Awards 2014” by Justin Snow, May 15, 2014.

After telling other family and friends, including Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, over a fourth-month period, McBride was contemplating how to come out to the broader American University community. Not wanting the second half of her term as president to be overshadowed by her transitioning, she waited until it was nearly finished. She decided on a Facebook note, and within an hour the editor of the student newspaper [Zach Cohen] walked into her office.

He wanted to know two things. Should the paper be using her new name, Sarah, and female pronouns? “Absolutely.” And would she consider condensing her Facebook post as an op/ed for the next day’s issue?

“I remember walking into the student newspaper office after I’d posted this online, so word had already gotten out. I remember everyone just sort of staring at me. No one knew what to do as I walked back into the editor’s office to condense my Facebook post. But when I came out of there everyone had big smiles on their faces and people gave me hugs,” she recalls. “It really was nothing but love and support.”

In a time that has seen high-profile journalists like Katie Couric and Piers Morgan face criticism for how they’ve conducted interviews with transgender celebrities, McBride says the students at The Eagle acted exactly “how we want the media to be when covering trans issues.”

American University School of Communication Dean’s Intern Insights: “RECAP: Spring ’14 Dean’s Internship Reception” by Don Michael Mendoza, March 28, 2014.

Poynter Institute: “The best, and worst, of having a journalist for a Valentine: ‘no one can do math'” by Kristen Hare, Feb. 14, 2014.

BuzzFeed: “Things Every D.C. Person Does On Their Snow Day” by Benny Johnson, Jan. 21, 2014.

Al Jazeera’s Consider This: “Breaking down the #holidays.” Dec. 24, 2013.

American University School of Communication: “‘Half the Battle’ Gives Voice to Returning Vets” on a journalism project on the difficulties veterans face when returning to civilian life. May 29, 2013.

Student Press Law Center: “American University newspaper reports newspaper theft after publishing story about hazing allegations” by Sara Gregory. April 25, 2013.

WAMU: “Kojo Nnamdi Show: Campus Newspapers” with Guest Host Paul Brown on the financial pressures on university newspapers. March
25, 2013.

“The name of the game here is connecting the print to the online audience. And that’s the way that journalism is gonna survive. It’s not one or the other. The two media actually complement each other…

…If anything, a lot of the skills that we’re learning now in this digital age — how to work faster, how to work more efficiently, how to be backpack journalists, so to speak, how to get our own audio and video and all of that — that’s the way that you get a job when you graduate. So, to a certain extent, this really is a benefit to students who are working on the paper…

…People are so used to information for free online that it’s kind of going against the tide to try to charge for that content…

…[A] lot of papers that are in smaller towns tend to do better than some of their urban counterparts because they are the local paper, so they have a broader reach than just the university…

…if there’s any pushback from administrators saying, ‘hey, we help you out with your funding, you should give us, you know, a little benefit of the doubt,’ we’re not gonna do that. …

…[F]ree press on campus is really vital. … Without it, no one else is really covering the campus like a campus newspaper can. So it’s a really vital institution.”

Poynter Institute: “6 Lessons Student Journalists Learned at the Center of a Reporting Controversy” by Daniel Reimold, reflecting on coverage of a breast-feeding professor in the fall of 2012. Dec. 11, 2012.

“When you’re being attacked like that, it’s a natural reaction to want to defend yourself…

…We spent a lot of time deliberating, and that was important. We didn’t want to make any rash decisions…

…At a mainstream newspaper, two years is a blink of an eye. On a college campus, it’s a complete staff turnover. I wasn’t even here two years ago. I was in high school when that first came out…

…It’s as American as apple pie to criticize the press.”

ATV: Guest on American Votes 2012 Election Night Edition,with analysis of the 2012 presidential election with a focus on Virginia, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Mexico, the role of provisional ballots and the history of the campaign. Nov. 6, 2012. (see 8.33 – 16.31)

In the Capital: “Election 2012 Predictions from Two of DC’s Most Politically Active Students” by Molly Greenberg, discussing the challenges each candidate faced during the presidential election. Nov. 5, 2012.

“Honestly, I don’t know who will win. I don’t pretend to be an expert on politics, only an enthusiast. But here are a few humble thoughts.

When you look at the swing states, it seems like Obama has the better odds, at least according to the most recent polls. But anybody who tells you this election is decided is fooling you. Not that the popular vote, frankly, really matters in the end, but current stats put the race at a dead heat. And any poll I’ve seen on any state is within the margin of error. People should plan for any and all contingencies.”

American University Career Center: “Presidential Election Offers Career Opportunities” by Roxana Hadadi. Oct. 23, 2012.

“Those days on the Hill, those were the days I loved the most of my internship [at TIME Magazine]. It’s kind of an adrenaline rush thing; you just keep going. I don’t consider it working, to a certain extent, because it still feels like I’m doing something that I really enjoy.”

Washington Post: “American University professor breast-feeds sick baby in class, sparking debate” by Nick Anderson. Sept. 11, 2012.

At the office of the student newspaper Tuesday afternoon, Eagle editor in chief Zach C. Cohen praised the “utmost professionalism” of the reporter who spoke with Pine and declined to comment on the professor’s criticism of the paper. Asked whether the paper will publish a story on the matter, Cohen said, “We’re still deliberating.”

Al Jazeera’s The Stream: “‘Blackwashing’ and the Israel lobby.” March 6, 2012.

Villadom Times, “FLOW students win VFW essay contest awards” by Frank J. McMahon, Jan. 27, 2010.

Wyckoff Patch, “VFW Awards Voices of Tomorrow” by Karthik Aggarwal, Jan. 18, 2010.

“A lot of kids in high school don’t really think about the broader issues besides getting their homework done for the next day. … It’s really important to keep an eye open to these kinds of things—who are our heroes, what is the political process like, what has our military done, how we can support our military—all of these things we’re going to vote on when we’re 18, all of these things we’re going to have to really know if we’re going to be responsible citizens.”

Villadom Times, “VFW announces Voice of Democracy winners” by Frank J. McMahon, Jan. 28, 2009.

“Their service and sacrifice must always be remembered … even if their struggle is not happening within our realm of comprehension.”