Conversation with 'Today's Papers'

Eric Umansky took the place of the late Angeleno Scott Shuger doing the popular Today's Papers feature for Slate. He's 30, has never worked at a newspaper, and though he was born in Los Angeles he lives now in Brooklyn. So he does not have the Pacific time zone advantage that Scott did, which means he's up to 5 a.m. most days reading and posting. The interview is by David S. Hirschman at (Side note: For awhile when TP was new, I was the editor responsible for getting the next day's LAT into Shuger's hands.)

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