Every year brings new goals and resolutions and this year is no different for the team at the Muslim Observer (TMO). As the days are flying by and we are well on our way to the heavy rains and coming blooms of spring, the changes at TMO are going to reflect our own season of spring—a season of growth and rejuvenation.
Some of the notable changes that we have implemented include moving from a weekly paper publication to a monthly one, while at the same time still maintaining a weekly website publication for its dedicated readers. Part of our process of growth includes expanding our team of contributors to diversify content and meet increased demands from our readers. We will now be publishing quality stories in greater quantities and encourage submissions from the community.
Part of increasing our focus on our weekly online publication means making the website more user-friendly and accessible. Coming soon, TMO will have an updated website, as well as information to contact our contributors for follow ups to their articles. We hope these updates will make the website and TMO, in general, more interactive with its readers.
Additional changes include a new editor—myself—that will be helping to lead the team at TMO and implementing the vision that is part of TMO’s new direction. Part of the direction that TMO is taking is to refocus our brand through our new website, and to refocus our goals, which will be reflected in our articles. Furthermore, TMO wants to become the leading voice of Muslims in America – not just for American Muslims, but for everyone.
We heavily believe that our views share the common beliefs of American core values. Justice, freedom, equality, courage—these, at the heart of it, are not only American ideals, but Muslim ones. We hope that TMO has always reflected these values to its dedicated readership, but especially more so now. In fact, we not only encourage community submissions, but letters to the editor as well. We want to hear your voice. Tell us what we can improve on, what is needed from us to become better, and we will do our best to accommodate.
I leave you with a personal favorite quote of mine:
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Editor in Chief