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Jessica Lahey

Contributing Writer — The Atlantic, The New York Times
Covers:  education, parenting, juvenile justice, child advocacy, addiction, foster care.

Teacher, author @NYTimesBooks bestseller The Gift of Failure, & host of #AmWriting w/ Jess & KJ podcast. Find me @TheAtlantic, @NYTimes, @VPRnet, @CNFonline.

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Jessica Lahey is an educator, writer, and speaker. She writes about parenting and education for the New York Times, The Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio, and her own blog, at Her New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Thei...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My local paper. The Valley News. I don't think I got paid.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Of course!

How is social media changing news?

It's faster. I work more, on more off hours just to stay on top of what's out there.