About three months ago, I started blogging for an online community and project called Inside Islam. Today my mom went public with her decision to resign as editor of the Wisconsin State Journal. Sharing my private life with people online hard for me to wrap my head around. But, today, it’s all out there to see: Here is my personal life in links. I’ll start from now and work backwards since it’s the blogger way.
My mom went public about her decision to leave print media today (Wisconsin State Journal)
The decision hit Poynter.
I took a job working at UW on Inside Islam
WSJ Editorial Team finalists for Pulitzers, no one wins
Team Foley Network and my dad’s brain cancer treatment
People talk about sharing and online culture as something new. They like to think about how awesome it is or worry about it changing the way people interact. For me, it’s just more of the same story. As a toddler I went along with my mom as she advocated women’s rights and rape legislation after my Aunt Mary was killed in St. Paul. I moved with my family as she transitioned to jobs in journalism in Kansas, Philadelphia, and here in Madison. Here she led a great editorial team. This year they were finalists for the Pulitzer prize. When my dad was diagnosed with brain cancer, my mom created an online network and wrote a blog about it.
It still makes me wonder, though, and think about what will stay the same.