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Posts Tagged ‘Johana Bhuiyan’

Capital New York Journo: If You’re Good at Your Job, People Quickly Forget About the Hijab

Richard Tedesco, a reporter with Long Island weekly newspaper the New Hyde Park Herald Courier, recently spoke with local resident turned Capital New York reporter Johana Bhuiyan. His article delivers fascinating info about her early aspirations to be a journalist, her current rotating shifts for the Web publication and more.

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Bhuiyan grew up in Long Island with three older brothers. Her father, Abdul Aziz Bhuiyan, is currently president of the Hillside Islamic Center and she told Tedesco that although some people are sometimes a little surprised when they first see her traditional Muslim head scarf, the acceptance otherwise has been stellar:

“I’ve definitely seen my share of first glances, people seeing a girl in a head scarf,” she said. “I haven’t experienced anything negative from wearing a head scarf or being a Muslim. If you’re good at your job all that fades away.”

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GQ Editor Moves Over to Medium

MediumFrontNice mini-scoop for newly arrived Capital New York media reporter Johana Bhuiyan. She was the first to report that GQ editor Mark Lotto has moved over, effective Wednesday, to San Francisco-based start-up medium.com:

It’s a big move for Lotto, a print veteran who also has worked as an op-ed page staff editor at the New York Times before joining GQ in 2011. Now he will be working alongside new media mainstays like Twitter co-founder and Medium founder Evan Williams, and director of content Kate Lee

Lotto’s title at Medium is senior editor, a spokesperson for the site confirmed.

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Capital New York Expands Media Desk

Site co-founder and co-editor Tom McGeveran shared the news this week via Twitter that the first additional media reporters have been found.

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Johana Bhuiyan comes to the site via the World Policy Journal and Policy Mic. On her personal blog It’s Pronounced Booyah, she explains her unique heritage:

I’m half Filipina, half Bangladeshi with a sprinkling of other nationalities. I’m a Muslim-American with three older brothers, only one of whom shares the enigma that is my last name. My other brothers are either my half brother or recently adopted, both with different yet phonetically simple surnames.

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