The classical music critic of The Washington Post.

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Anne Midgette is the classical music critic of The Washington Post. A Yale graduate, she was for seven years a regular contributor of classical music and theater reviews to The New York Times. She has also written about music, the visual arts, dance, theater and film for The Wall Street Journal, ...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was the managing editor of a monthly general-interest magazine -- with no prior experience. I jumped in at the deep end of the pool.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Constantly, all the way through college. But all of my professional journalism experience has been on a computer.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Succinctly, by e-mail, by people who have taken the time to find out what I write about and what may interest me.