Performing arts critic for the Tampa Bay Times.

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I cover performing arts for the Tampa Bay Times, the largest newspaper in the Southeastern United States. Primarily those fields are theater, opera and the Florida Orchestra, but sometimes the work extends to dance and comedy. Before that I covered other things, including the lives of interesting...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

First job with master's degree on staff at newspaper was my current one, in 2005, as editorial assistant at a bureau.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

For decades.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

It means you are always working on your craft, diverging into what has worked for others while also deepening the groove into the self.