Ben Bradlee, the legendary former executive editor of The Washington Post, received the Columbia Journalism Award at the Graduate School of Journalism on May 16. The loquacious, legs-always-on-top-of-the-table editor who presided over the coverage of the Watergate scandal dropped these nuggets of wisdom before the graduating class of 2007:
# Have a good time in your work.
# Find the good stories.
# Just go out there and live.
# Think for yourself and care about other people.
# When you make a mistake, eat it# Love your job, and work harder than the guy next to you
# Nose down, ass up, and go.