The use of interns is a delicate thing, which is why by and large I’ve limited the ones I’ve worked with to morning news roundups and describing events they attend -- extremely useful tasks but not ones that presume any inside knowledge or policy chops. Not so The Quick & The Ed, which is letting interns post commentary like this recent post, which begins “Flipping through my 10th grade U.S. history text book...” Who has their 10th grade history text nearby? A junior at Brown does. Which is fine -- it’s just not something I’m expecting to see published by a relatively new organization that’s trying to be taken seriously.
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