January 31, 2013

Jacquie Kubin, journalist: The interview

Did you ever think, I'll never get to ask ____ the things I really want to know? Jacquie Kubin, Chief Communities Officer and Executive Editor and the architect, meaning she built it and they came, of the Communities at The Washington Times, never sleeps, is so busy that getting an interview with her seemed impossible. But on January 30, we talked and she was a WOW, to say the least. She talked about her faith in women, about the digital revolution where she's a key player, her views on what the word "journalist" should mean, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, whether writers need to be politically conservative (I'm not) to write for her, writers she adores and how and why she home-schooled her son.
Jacquie Kubin

To say the least, this reluctant interviewee was fascinating, but here's the thing: She was candid and totally lovable. 

See if you agree and leave a comment if you do or don't, what you liked, what you didn't. Join the conversation and I'll respond. I bet Jacquie might too.

The interview is on (click to get to the show) Rare Bird Radio.

She even asked writers—"It does no good to scream from you basement", she notes—to contact her. My thanks to the lovely Jacquie Kubin.

To hear all the radio interviews I've done, join the Goodreads Book club and hear poet and professor Dana Gioia, Cuban author Eduardo Santiago, poet and author of The Paper Garden Molly Peacock, poet Ravi Shankar, self-published author Derek Haines (he told how he publishes and why he does it without help! Get the scoop), and coming up February 20, NPR's longtime "Voice of Books" Alan Cheuse will be my guest. 

Maybe you'll be next. Contact me if you want to be on the show.

I want to know what you think. So comment here and at the book club.