Calling all writers, journalists, chronic over-sharers! Share a story about how Alicia’s work or story touched you, inspired you, or moved you to action with us and we’ll publish it right here.
While researching the previous post about news and reactions to Alicia’s passing, I came across more personalized reactions than just reportage; they are linked to below. These are different or newer than anything listed on other pages.
Are we missing any? Please post your blog post in the comments below if we’ve missed them:
The AP picked up Alicia’s passing; this lead to a lot of national media coverage. News and news organization coverage compiled below (I’ve excluded most news aggregators that re-run the Chronicle articles or brief obituaries):
Why a blog/Twitter account/Facebook page? April 16, 2010
I’d like to take a moment to address some questions about why Alicia’s family and friends have put together this site/are Tweeting about it/have set up a Facebook page.
Firstly, I want to reassure everyone that this endeavor is not only blessed and but encouraged by the Parlettes, especially Alicia. She has wanted to get back to writing and sharing her life and story with the audience who had expressed so much interest and engagement with her Chronicle series for some time. The response from the online community has been overwhelmingly positive – notes of love, friendship, inspiration, hope, joy, etc. – I think this interest in her story made Alicia want to share more about her hope, struggle, and faith.
Journalism Community Responds to “Alicia’s Story” April 14, 2010
As I’ve been doing research on Alicia, I’ve come across responses to her series in the professional journalist community. When Alicia’s Story was being published over a period of several weeks in 2005, there were emotional responses from people who themselves had faced cancer or had lost a loved one, had been inspired by her writing, or just connected to Alicia in some powerful emotional way.
While I’m sure some in the professional journalism community connected or reacted in a similar manner, it was interesting for me to read critques (both positive and negative) about the series.
If you’re interested in reading some posts or professional discussions on the series, please see below.
Below the Fold (6/11/05): http://belowthefold.typepad.com/my_weblog/2005/06/alicias_story_b.html
Citizen Paine (6/13/05): http://www.citizenpaine.com/2005/06/reaction_to_ali.html
Alicia mentioned in an American Journalism Review story about newspapers and stories about fatal illnesses ( June/July 2006): http://www.ijpc.org/Return%20of%20the%20Sob%20Sisters%20-%20American%20Journalism%20Review.htm
Thread on sportsjournalists.com about the series (July 2006): http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/index.php?topic=29078.0
Finally, an article in the Chronicle published some letters to the editor in response to the series (6/12/05): http://www.sfchron.com/cgi-bin/article/article?f=/c/a/2005/06/12/MNGJND7G5V1.DTL