Today we're pleased to announce that our featured journalist is Thomas Mucha, editor of the award-winning global news site GlobalPost. In addition to overseeing all editorial operations, Mucha also writes a Society of American Business Editors and Writers' "Best in Business" Award-winning column on global business and economics, as well as GlobalPost's Macro blog on the global economy.
But the accolades don't stop there. Under his direction, the GlobalPost has won a Peabody Award and two Edward R. Murrow Awards, a Polk Award, an Overseas Press Club Award for GlobalPost’s coverage of the Libyan rebellion, and 29 SABEW awards. Plus, Mucha has appeared on NPR's Talk of the World, Talk of the Nation, On the Media, as well as Public Radio International’s The World, The Bob Edwards Show, ABC News and plenty of other local, national and international broadcasts.
And by the way, Mucha got his start in journalism operating a teleprompter for Lou Dobbs. "The phrase 'WHO THE F**K IS ON PROMPTER?' still sends chills," he writes. His favorite fictional journalist? Ron Burgandy, of course: "The entire Channel Four News Team is outta sight, my man." All jokes aside, though, be sure to check out Mucha's portfolio, which is stellar: "America The Gutted" and "Occupy Wall Street: the hidden meaning behind protests" are just two of many headlines that jumped out at us.
As for what it means to be a journalist, he had this to say: "It means getting paid to learn something new every day. That is, of course, also the definition of the world's greatest job." Best answer. Ever.