“If someone ever says you can’t feature a photo of yourself, interview a member of the Zamboni family and pressure the Senate into a hearing with the same story, they’ll be wrong.” – Alex Brown
Alex Brown attended the Washington Journalism Center during the Spring 2011 semester. After graduating from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., he headed back to D.C. where he has worked for National Journal, recently finishing up time covering the energy beat. Read the following Q&A on the story behind an article on safety standards, carbon emissions and Zambonis.
To start off, tell us a little about your path from WJC to the workplace.
After WJC, I returned to Union for my final year — with a summer stint on the garbage truck in between. I spent my senior year writing for the school paper and a local paper and broadcasting Union sports. I moved to D.C. to write for National Journal about a month after I graduated.