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David Carr, who spoke recently to the Minnesota Newspaper Association, interned at the Bulletin in the early 1980s. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Viewpoint: Bulletin was community newspaper training ground for New York Times columnist

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It's a long journey from photographing hungry goats in south Washington County to writing about the business of media for the New York Times.


Such a path -- from a quality community newspaper to print journalism's flagship publication -- is unusual in this profession, but it is the route David Carr's career took, albeit with more life detours than you could chart on a map.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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