• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Photo: Headshot of Rich Barlow, an older white man with dark grey hair and wearing a grey shirt and grey-blue blazer, smiles and poses in front of a dark grey backdrop.

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 3 comments on The Impact of the Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

  1. So, the first sentence of your article quotes another newspaper, not to disagree, but to agree with a simple,and frankly boring,conclusion to the vote? what part of journalism is that?

    1. Let’s go back to basic High School English class, shall we? In a research essay or any paper for that matter, good writers always should start with an attention-grabbing hook. This is exactly what Barlow did… he used a quote from another source to pull the reader in. The NYT is a well-known and trusted source. If you’re going to use a quote as your hook, it should best be from a credible source.
      -Rachel L 11th grader in MA

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