Washington Program Profiles
Rarely has a course of study at CMC been such an accurate precursor to a subsequent career. Michael Shear ’90 graduated from CMC as a Government major with a self-designed Journalism/Media minor. He now works for The New York Times as the newspaper’s White House Correspondent.
Talk about a harmonic convergence!
“The two things I always loved as a kid were politics and the media,” he says. “I had been the news editor of my high school newspaper and followed the 1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns as much as a young person could. When I got to CMC and discovered the Washington program, it wasn't even a question. I knew I would be doing it. And I ended up falling in love with Washington while I was in the program -- and eventually moved here permanently.”
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