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Daughter Curates Legacy of Journo Cathy Seipp

Maia Lazar (pictured), the 21-year-old daughter of dearly departed LA freelance journalist Cathy Seipp (The National Review, many others), is a very busy person this holiday season. In addition to helping plan an upcoming forum in Budapest on January 15th for her employer, the Center for International Media Ethics, she has announced a multi-pronged 2011 initiative to preserve the legacy of her mom.

“I am working on sorting through my mother’s writings and will be putting together a book next summer,” Lazar tells FishbowlLA via e-mail. “In the meantime, I am re-publishing her blog and working on a journalism mentoring database, which I hope will be launched around the same time as her book.”

“We don’t have a specific publisher in mind yet,” she continues, explaining that the book is being edited by her grandfather, Harvey Seipp. “I have had helpful suggestions from her friends Matt Welch and Amy Alkon; I think once it starts coming together, I will have a better idea. There is so much volume to her writings and I don’t think all of it can be just one book. But for now, I want to actualize one of her goals, which was to publish a book about blogging as a conservative single mother in Silver Lake-Hollywood.”

We’ve volunteered to be a part of Lazar’s journalism mentoring link-up and look forward to Lazar’s republication of Seipp’s 961 pages of blog entries. The young gatekeeper says one of her favorite pieces by her mother is an item about encountering the stereotypical “Silver Lake dad.”

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