Carving Out Time to Write about Journalism, Life

I’ve been writing some personal essays that I plan to publish on my blog throughout the next few weeks. Finding time to write essays is an ongoing challenge, but I’ve been trying to do it more — for the sake of my writing and for the sake of self-discovery.

In writing about my life and tying my experiences to universal themes, I always learn a lot about myself and how my past has shaped me. I hope you’ll look for the essays, offer your feedback and find a way to relate to them.

For now, I’ll share some of my recent Poynter Online stories. I have two new pieces that I’m working on and that are set to run this coming week, so you can look for those. Here are some recently published ones:

If you have any stories ideas, or if there’s something journalism-related that you want to find out more about, drop me a note.

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at

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