As I considered writing something about Mom or Mimi for Mother’s Day, I initially dismissed the idea as not right for my blog.
I generally blog about digital journalism and innovation in the media, and though I occasionally veer into personal topics, I usually try to relate them to journalism in some way. As I considered the moms in my life, I noticed quickly how much my career owes to both of them. So here are five reasons (I could have picked more, but five is a good number):
- Mom always had newspapers around the house and she always read them. She always talked about the news and often about the journalists reporting the news.
- Mom encouraged me to read and write and set me up with a great first teacher (Mrs. E.R. Shaw) when I was too ill to start school as a young boy when we lived in England. (more…)