As a writer for the Times, one would think that the family would have an ardent devotion to his employer - at least as far as newspaper subscription goes. Not so, it seems.
Today I learned that my cousin’s 11 year old daughter somehow downloaded The Washington Post app — without my cousin’s knowledge — at the age of 9 and has been a loyal reader for the last two years.— Liam Stack (@liamstack) January 11, 2018
When people ask what she wants to be when she grows up, my cousin said her 11 year daughter tells them she wants to study journalism and work for The Washington Post. It is apparently the most specific answer in her class.— Liam Stack (@liamstack) January 11, 2018
Talk about a long game, right? Generally, the longer one holds a specific plan in mind, the more likely they are to achieve it. But even though she's at least seven years from the job market, the Washington Post decided to guarantee all of that from their own end with a particularly uplifting note in reply.
I just love love LOVE this mini-thread - what a little legend! & what an amazing opportunity to go see the inner machinations of @washingtonpost...& potentially get some of @PostBaron’s M&M’s...I mean, this has cheered me up no end #journosforthewin https://t.co/5g8UBfx8ON— Lucie McInerney (@LucieMcInerney) January 11, 2018
And then a bunch of successful journalists popped in to mention that they, too, had early subscriptions to newspapers, and just look at them now.
Oh! This is a lot lovely news. I used to read newspaper since I was a very little child too. My grandma taught me. She was an addicted to the news. Because of this I am a journalist since my twenties. 🤗— Daubi Piccoli (@Daubi) January 12, 2018
I was probably about that age when I started reading the paper. My parents subscribed to about four of them. I did end up majoring in journalism but went into broadcasting. Washington Post would probably have been a better employer.— Retha Mattern (@rethajc) January 12, 2018
My oldest read the Chicago Sun Times, cover to cover, from the age of 9. He graduated from college.with a degree in multimedia journalism, and is amazing at what he does.— Rae 💗🐻⚾ (@RaeLyn99) January 11, 2018