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Zach at Post

Zach working on a story at his desk at The Washington Post

Dean’s Intern Zach Cohen at The Washington Post

As cliche as it sounds, I never imagined I’d have the opportunity to work at The Washington Post. I’m a daily print subscriber, and I have turned to its political coverage ever since arriving in Washington as a freshman at American University.

Now, thanks to an opportunity afforded to me by American University School of Communication and The Washington Post, some of the industry’s best and brightest reporters and writers sit just a couple of feet away from me in any direction. They cover everything from the White House and foreign policy to deaths of loved ones and panda bears.

The place runs like clockwork, an organized chaos that manages to put together a full daily newspaper and run a website that is updated minute-by-minute. If you take a look around at my colleagues’ desks, it’s clear they live and breathe this work. Each cubicle is piled high with newspapers, books, notebooks and the occasional coffee cup lid. (More …)