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An American Dream: Reflections on the WPI Fellowship

An American Dream: Reflections on the WPI Fellowship

  • The 2016 WPI Fellows after a meeting at the White House

 

In the glovebox of a Chicago taxi there is a birthday card from Barack Obama.

The driver, Kenny, doesn’t stick it to the dash, like the photos of his wife and grandkids. He’s worried someone might tear it off.

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Post-debate crisis

Post-debate crisis

I'm still in shock. 

After attending the second presidential debate in St.Louis, Missouri, I just don't understand how this huge political event became a Sunday night show. 

And I'm not talking about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. We all know that the presidential campaign is just entertainment, and that the Republican nominee is a joke. 

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Where are you Hillary?

Where are you Hillary?

(Photo: Wynwood, Miami) 

 

Imagine Donald Trump sitting in the Situation Room making life or death decisions on behalf of the United States.

Our veterans and their families deserve a president who doesn't disrespect and disparage their sacrifices.

Not one living president has said they believe Donald Trump has what it takes to be Commander-in-Chief.

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How to Cover the World’s Biggest Political Event

How to Cover the World’s Biggest Political Event

In about ten days, the most broadcasted political event on earth will take place in Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, on Monday, September 26th. That is when Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s candidate, and Donald Trump, the G.O.P.’s candidate, will face each other in the first presidential debate of the 2016 general election.

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To love or to hate... Donald Trump

To love or to hate... Donald Trump

The WPI program started almost one month ago. In these days, the most repeated thing is that this 2016 presidential election is unusual, the most weird election in the recent years of the United States.

That idea has been repeated by citizens on the streets, academics, journalist, or politicians (democrats or republicans).

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The value of editorial independence

Piles of papers stacked at the edge of desks. Cups of coffee that were left behind due to the rush. Phones ringing and old headlines highlighted with red marker hanging in the walls. Visiting the editorial newsroom of the Star Tribune on August 14, along with the 2014 WPI fellows, remained me how good is the feeling of working on an in-depth feature that only relies on interviews, research and analysis, released from editorial constraints imposed by political censorship.

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Postkard from Amerika: UPSTART STARTUPS IN MEDIA SHAKEUP

Welcome to the brave new media world, where lumbering giants are being humbled by nimbler johnnies-come-lately. A world where senior editors of venerable newspapers have the deer-in-the-headlights look while those of new media outlets have a precocious twinkle in their eyes. After visiting several flagship newspapers around the United States, it is clear that the business model that the print media relied on for decades does not work anymore. Circulations are falling as the younger generation mostly consumes news online. This in turn has led to a steep fall in advertising dollars.

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