Lots of College Fix writers won’t pursue full-time careers in journalism, but some will – and we’re thrilled when they do.
Christian Britschgi is one of those alumni who has caught the journalism bug, recently landing at the Franklin Center’s Watchdog.org, which does much-needed reporting on “waste, fraud and abuse” in state and local governments.
As noted in this brief Watchdog profile, Christian got his taste for writing with us and then moved on to Reason‘s D.C. office as an intern after graduating from Portland State University.
Here’s what the former military brat says about deciding to go into journalism:
Having the opportunity to write about government abuses and the movement for liberty around the country [at Reason] really opened my mind to a possible career in journalism, and by the end of my internship that was all I really wanted to do with my life. …
My favorite part of the news business is the detective-like aspect of it all. Every story starts as a sort of mystery, and it’s my job to uncover the facts, talk to the right people, and then connect all the dots in a way that is both interesting and informative. It requires a lot of enterprise and hustle, and there is honestly never a dull moment.
We’re happy to have been a part of your professional development, Christian, and look forward to following your work in Watchdog‘s new Arizona bureau.