Best For Both Worlds

Some career updates: Mark Lamster, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based author and lecturer, has joined the University of Texas at Arlington as a professor of practice in architecture. He has also been hired as an architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News. Finally, he will become a research associate at the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture.

Sound overwhelming? Actually, the three posts are one job — a joint hire by UT-Arlington and the Morning News. When both organizations realized they were looking to expand how they teach and cover architecture, respectively, they reached a novel conclusion: Why not hire one person to do it all?

The American University School of Communication and The Washington Post this month announced a joint hire of their own: the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter John Sullivan. Their partnership will be more interconnected than UT-Arlington’s agreement, as graduate students will get a chance to work in the Post newsroom to develop investigative reporting skills.

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