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Curley's advice: Write well

Rob Curley (file photo)

Rob Curley (file photo)

Rob Curley spoke this weekend at the Associated Collegiate Press gathering in Phoenix. It was the first time he’s spoken in public in 18 months, he said. His keynote speech was interesting, but the better session was a Q&A that followed. During that time, he talked about some of the plans the Las Vegas Sun has for the future, and some of the ways they are leveraging a small staff (about 20 writers) to cover Las Vegas.

Toward the end, a student asked Curley how to best prepare for the future of journalism. Curley’s answer was interesting: Learn to write well.

You can listen to the full answer below. It’s about 4 minutes long.