My Facebook friend Pat Myers put a photo on my page last week that begged for a Throwback Thursday slot here.
We were the student staff of the University of Maryland daily, The Diamondack.
It was one hell of a college newspaper those 40 years ago. This black-and-white was captured for the yearbook in 1978. I’m beardless, somewhat close to front and center, a member of the sports staff amid other reporters and editors.
Pat on Facebook pointed out how very many of these folks went on to distinguished journalism careers. I’m proud to be one of them, then and now.
I know by reading the website that the Diamondback staffers are still producing compelling stories.
Keep it up, Maryland students of a special craft. We need you.