Pardes Seleh is creating a tech media company
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Hi there! If you are reading this, you are already ahead of the updates.

I am a writer based in Washington, D.C. I love to cover news, politics, entertainment, and pretty much anything that stirs me in the moment. 

Feeling connected with the world around me has been my secret pleasure since my religious teenage years. I knew it ever since I began sneaking a copy of Newsweek along with me into my high school classrooms, where secular reading was not allowed. Newsweek was my first secular magazine obsession, and I absolutely loved it. I read every single column and counted the days until the next weekly issue would arrive in the mail. I had a favorite author—Niall Ferguson—whose columns I’d skip to reading first every time he was featured. Some of my classmates, who knew about my secret hobby, jokingly predicted in our school’s yearbook that in ten years I’d be writing for Newsweek. The most thrilling part of it was none of my teachers got the joke. The surge of excitement I felt knowing I had a window into the world right at my fingertips—and it could take me anywhere—was one I will never forget and I still carry with me to the newsroom to this day. 

That kind of excitement drives me to wake up every morning and connect with you, the reader, on social media, in an article, on my blog—and soon, with my daily podcast. And it makes me want to tell you everything I know and hear everything you think about everything I know.

That is why I am building a media company—a tech media company, in fact. I do not want to give much detail right now, other than that I plan to use the best aspects of modern technology in order to create in you what those Newsweek issues created in me years ago: the sweet taste of forbidden knowledge.

Last month, I finally decided that it was time to say goodbye to my day job and embark on this adventure.

As smug and independent as I'd like to be, I can't do it all without your help. The smallest donation can make the largest effect sometimes, and I plan to allocate every penny that you donate to making this a success.
Hi there! If you are reading this, you are already ahead of the updates.

I am a writer based in Washington, D.C. I love to cover news, politics, entertainment, and pretty much anything that stirs me in the moment. 

Feeling connected with the world around me has been my secret pleasure since my religious teenage years. I knew it ever since I began sneaking a copy of Newsweek along with me into my high school classrooms, where secular reading was not allowed. Newsweek was my first secular magazine obsession, and I absolutely loved it. I read every single column and counted the days until the next weekly issue would arrive in the mail. I had a favorite author—Niall Ferguson—whose columns I’d skip to reading first every time he was featured. Some of my classmates, who knew about my secret hobby, jokingly predicted in our school’s yearbook that in ten years I’d be writing for Newsweek. The most thrilling part of it was none of my teachers got the joke. The surge of excitement I felt knowing I had a window into the world right at my fingertips—and it could take me anywhere—was one I will never forget and I still carry with me to the newsroom to this day. 

That kind of excitement drives me to wake up every morning and connect with you, the reader, on social media, in an article, on my blog—and soon, with my daily podcast. And it makes me want to tell you everything I know and hear everything you think about everything I know.

That is why I am building a media company—a tech media company, in fact. I do not want to give much detail right now, other than that I plan to use the best aspects of modern technology in order to create in you what those Newsweek issues created in me years ago: the sweet taste of forbidden knowledge.

Last month, I finally decided that it was time to say goodbye to my day job and embark on this adventure.

As smug and independent as I'd like to be, I can't do it all without your help. The smallest donation can make the largest effect sometimes, and I plan to allocate every penny that you donate to making this a success.

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