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Jay Newton-Small: The FishbowlDC Interview

Jay Newton-Small.jpgSay hello to Time magazine’s Jay Newton-Small.

What word do you routinely misspell? Exaggerate, eggsaturate?

What’s the name of your cell phone ring?< Gong

What time did you get up this morning? 6:45, though I’m jet lagged.

When did you last cry and why? My friend Ana’s wedding last week when her Dad started crying.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 200

What’s your favorite letter? X

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? This girl named Lauren who was on the AFP desk in DC. She could not have been meaner: she used to read my stories out loud and mock them to the whole desk. I swore I’d become CEO and fire her one day. Still working on that, really …

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I raised $7,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society running the Anchorage marathon last year. I’ve been a bit slack since then, I must admit.

Read the rest when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess, Ryan Grim, Marc Ambinder, Marty Kady, Jack Shafer, Annie Lou Bayly, Jerry Zremski, Charlie Cook, Dave Hughes, Howard Fineman, Katie Tarbox, Mark Segraves, Chris Cillizza, Tom Sietsema, Bill Triplett, Robin Givhan, David Brody, Norah O’Donnell, Carl Cannon, Jordan Lieberman, David Folkenflik, Molly Henneberg, Ernesto Londono, Brody Mullins, Aaron Blake, Martha Raddatz, Andrew Sullivan, Christina Bellantoni, Shane Harris, Nora McAlvanah, Adam Nagourney, Erin McPike, Mike Memoli, Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, Arthur Delaney, Chris Mincher, Rachel Sklar, Laura Sullivan, Jeff Kosseff, Matthew Cooper, Scott McCrary, Dan Reilly, Jennifer Griffin, Ari Shapiro, Jonathan Kaplan, Rick Klein, Mike Allen, Olivier Knox, Erik Wemple, Nathan Burchfiel, Andrea Mitchell, Mike DeBonis, Anne Kornblut, April Ryan, Amy Morris, Keith Koffler, <strongMark Silva, Ann Compton, Mark Knoller, Betsy Fischer, Katherine O’Hearn, Pamela Brown, Beverly Kirk, Wendell Goler, Glenn Kessler, Susan Page, Michael Crowley, Claudia Milne, Kelly Dinardo, Bruce Becker, Michael Rogers, Paul Schur, Diana West, Eric Nuzum, Bill Adair, Jonathan Ward, Jennifer Sergent, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ken Silverstein, Dana Milbank, Mark Murray, Katherine Lewis, Joe Mathieu, Chrystia Freeland, Sam Youngman, Christopher Dorobek, Greg Mitchell, Candy Crowley, Steve Chaggaris, James Pindell, Linda Kramer, Reid Wilson)

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Who is your favorite active journalist? Ryan Seacrest, does he count?

What did you have for breakfast? Fruit and yogurt.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Dental floss

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Invisibility

Red or white wine? <BBoth!

PG-13 or R? R

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? My favorite is Teddy Roosevelt’s memorial on Roosevelt Island.

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) breast

Friday night or Saturday night? Friday night

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” Wedding Crashers

The Palm or Cafe Milano? The Palm!!

Yankees or Red Sox? Red Sox

Jenna or Barbara? Seriously?

McSteamy or McDreamy? McSteamy

Leno or Letterman? Letterman

Stewart or Colbert? Stewart

Boxers or briefs? Boxers

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