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Reid to open Professionals in Residence series

Tony Reid ’79, assistant editor of the Business section of The Washington Post, will offer “Good News, Bad News: Reflections on Newspapers and the Media,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Trinity 305.

His talk is part of the Salisbury Center for Career Services' Professionals in Residence series.

Reid will also be available for one-on-one coaching the following day, Wednesday, Sept. 19, for those interested in preparing for careers in media. Appointments are required and may be scheduled at the Career Services Office on the first floor of Trinity Hall, no later than Monday, Sept. 17.

For details, call Career Services at ext. 3514 or e-mail

Reid has been a newspaper reporter and editor for 30 years, the last 21 at The Washington Post, where he is now as an assistant editor in the Business section. Reid went to the Post in 1986 as an editor in the Sports department, and spent more than 12 years there. He moved to the Foreign section in 1998, and ran the desk during the Kosovo war and the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

He will talk about how the newspaper business has changed, where it seems to be going and what the prospects are for students considering careers in journalism. His talk will also cover television, the Internet and the media landscape.