Clinton Yates

Local News Editor at Washington Post Express, Columnist at The Root DC

Rule: If you don't want to read it, nobody else does either.

"If you're trying too hard to write for an audience, everyone will be able to tell if you're faking it. You don't have to be the smartest or wittiest, but if you're being dishonest about your interest, it's obvious. Write what makes sense to you. If that doesn't work, re-evaluate yourself or your audience. Or both."

Favorite Pieces and Projects:

The 3 Wise Men Show (A podcast I co-host)

"good kid, m.A.A.d city: Instant Masterpiece" (Washington Post)

"Famous 5: Clinton Yates" (Interview)

Website / @clintonyates