We’re unfolding something so new at ReadTheSpirit that we deeply appreciate kind words from friends around the world — especially when our friends are sending news about us to a larger audience. So, in this space, we want to thank you all! And we’re going to share some of this news.
PLEASE NOTE: Beyond “crowing” a bit here — we’re choosing items that contain information of interest you, our readers.
FEB 2008: NPR Listeners & Harvard Guys — Welcome Aboard!
From: Suggested-Product Posting of “Our Lent” on Webster.it
We were surprised to find our new “Our Lent” book as a featured seasonal suggestion for shoppers on Webster.it — an Italian-language online bookstore. We didn’t know this retailer existed! So, we checked with the Web-analytical site, Quantcast, which reports that Webster.it “is popular among a heavily male, primarily older, more
educated following.The typical visitor shops at ecampus.com, attends
Harvard, and listens to National Public Radio.”
Hey, if Webster.it thinks we’ll appeal to smart guys like you, then: Welcome aboard!
FEB 2008: We’re a “Proto-Mogul”?
From: Journalism Fellows at the University of Michigan
In the currently published issue of “KWF: Journal of the Knight-Wallace Fellows at the University of Michigan” (print edition), Dr. Charles Eisendrath, the head of the internationally known program (of which ReadTheSpirit Editor David Crumm is a 2001-2002 alum), wrote about several UM Fellows who are moving into new media.
“A sea of change is flooding the spirits of Fellows passing through Wallace House with a new taste for risk, adventure, entrepreneurship,” wrote Eisendrath (photo at right).
Then, he added: “Far as I know, ReadTheSpirit.com is the latest KWF launch. It’s creator/director is David Crumm ’02, another unexpected proto-mogul who before last summer covered religion for the Detroit Free Press. It is a new kind of Web hub that connects readers with religious/spirituality media.”
The item closed by telling folks to watch for our books like “Interfaith Heroes” and “Our Lent.”
Thank you, Dr. Eisendrath!
AND of INTEREST TO READERS: Any journalists reading this item (and we know that a good number of journalists are following ReadTheSpirit) – please, check out the UofM Fellows web site and consider applying for this terrific year of full-time graduate-level research at UofM. It’s a catalytic year of study second to none!
GOT QUESTIONS about anything you see here — or anywhere else at ReadTheSpirit? You can always email me, David Crumm.