VOTE YES: Targum brought me to The New York Times
When I was a sophomore, The Daily Targum sent me to cover a story — my first. It was a lecture given by an organization called Rutgers Community Action, and the story I wrote, running about 400 words, was published a couple of days later. I still have it. It reminds me how far I have come and of the early training Targum provided that continues to nourish my career. I now work as an editor at The New York Times, after a long career there reporting on New York, the southwestern United States and Latin America (and having worked at several other newspapers). None of this would have been possible without the Targum. I am truly grateful and hope the Rutgers community recognizes the vital institution that the Targum is, not only for holding the University accountable, but for training future generations to do the same in the outside world.
Randal Archibold is a Rutgers University Class of 1987 alumnus. He is a former staff writer for The Daily Targum.
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