D.C. Correspondent at The Independent
Previous Role: Associate Editor at The Washington Post
EG: I am going back to writing, which is great. I loved working as an editor and I believe every editor should know how to write and vice versa. But I like pounding the pavement and it’s good to be back to doing that.
EG: I think The Washington Post teaches us to be judicious and careful with facts. I value telling the truth and getting facts right so I want to continue that tradition in my role at The Independent.
EG: The most challenging, like with any journalism job, is determining what is just noise versus what is the news I think readers should know. The most rewarding is getting to report pieces that teach people how Washington actually works. If I can make someone understand something they didn’t before, that’s a good day.
Qwoted is committed to supporting the media by speaking to and highlighting journalists in their exploration of various roles. What changes are ahead? What learnings do you expect to be helpful in this new role?