Journalsim Doesn't Have An Age Limit

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In an article posted on Yahoo!News it was revealed that 90 year old Helen Thomas has decided to come out of her retirement which began in June of 2010 after some comments she made about Israel. She was formerly with Hearst newspapers but will now have a weekly column focusing on politics. Ms. Thomas' new employer is the Falls Church News Press, located in Virgina.What I find truly remarkable is that Ms. Thomas is still working even though she is at an age when a large number of people are confined to wheelchairs and are in assisted living facilities. Instead she is getting her voice out there, letting people know what her opinion is, and is trying to make a difference in the world. In my opinion dedicated journalists are hard to find.

Then and Now

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Morgan Abel January 26, 2011 at 10:24 AM  

Helen Thomas is an icon in journalism. It's great to see that she's back to work in Washington where she belongs. Hopefully she'll keep asking the tough questions!

April Sigmund January 26, 2011 at 11:12 AM  

I also think it is great that she went back to work. It shows that she has a genuine passion and love for journalism that has withstood the test of time.

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