Mark Shuman | Jan. 21, 2013 | College of Arts and Letters
In the lobby of the Baltimore Sun offices, beneath a photo of the newspaper’s late, legendary journalist and essayist H.L. Mencken, there is a quote: “As I look back over a misspent life, I find myself more and more convinced that I had more fun doing news reporting than in any other enterprise. It is really the life of kings.”
To University of Notre Dame alumnus Mike Leary ’71, those sentiments feel about right.
While working at the Sun as national editor and assistant managing editor from 2000 to 2007, the former history major from the College of Arts and Letters often glanced at the quote—and now says, “I’ve never done anything else, nor would I want to.”