Daily Princetonian writer Loully Saney took advantage of this week’s visit to campus by Pulitzer Prize-winning International New York Times editorial page editor Serge Schmemann (pictured) to ask the esteemed journalist some solid questions.
Alumni of Princeton and Harvard will definitely want to read the interviewee’s take on the differences between those two universities. When Saney asked which journalist Schmemann admires most, he got this wonderful bygone-era answer:
“Well, I had a lot of models, actually. Okay, I’ll say John Darnton. We were in Africa together — he was Times, I was AP. We spent some time together, then he went to Poland. I think he was one of the cleanest writers I have ever met.”