My first feature for Draugas News, the new English-language monthly newspaper from the famous Draugas publishing house in Chicago, was printed recently. I am now able to include a link to the article, which I really enjoyed writing: http://www.draugas.org/news/fighting-fake-news-twisted-history-cyber-trolls-the-247-lithuanian-life-of-linas-johansonas/
It profiles Linas Johansonas, editor of the popular 24/7 global Lithuanian news portal LTNews.net on Facebook. Linas is one of a new generation of Lithuanian patriots fighting Russian disinformation and cyber trolls online, and getting out the news the global Lithuanian community needs to know, along with reports of the purely captivating or quirky. Linas has also been deeply involved in Cleveland, Ohio’s rock & roll industry. I hope you enjoy the article.
New Photo of St. Vincent de Paul Interior
And, just for fun, take a look at this interior photo (below) of Springfield’s St. Vincent de Paul Lithuanian Catholic Church that I recently received from Elaine Alane of Wisconsin. The back of the photo reads: “A remembrance of my 25th anniversary, June 13th, 1948. Rev. S.O. Yunker.” (As you know, Father Yunker was the church’s long-time pastor.)
Wow! You’re off to a whole new world!!
Thanks, Nancy. Yes, as I retire from PR writing that has been my career, I can help Draugas News, the sister paper of the oldest continously-published Lithuanian language daily in the world (it’s now biweekly, I believe). It’s a venerable publishing brand for anyone who grew up Lithuanian-American. They have a big, new review of my book that I will link as soon as they put it online. Sandy