Six Reactions That Mean You Have A Column

In an interesting interview he did with Khan Academy‘s Salman Khan, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman gave the six reactions that mean you have a column:

1. Hm, I didn’t know that.

2. Huh, I never looked at it that way.

3. You said exactly what I felt but didn’t know how to say.

4. I wanna kill you dead-you and all your offspring.

5. You made me laugh. OR You made me cry.

6. You challenged me. (Columnist challenges his own readers.)

He also talks about his extensive experiences as a journalist in the Middle East and how his childhood affected his eventful journey through life. Watch the interview here:

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