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Is Technology Killing Print Journalism in the U.S.?

In the very early age of journalism, the emergence of technology in the shape of power-steamed machines helped print media outlets to lower the cost of printing by one-sixth and significantly boost readership across the United States. In the present era, advanced technology, especially the internet, now seems to be destroying the readership of print journalism.

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Don’t worry, you’ll be OK: Three first impressions of a WPI journalist fellow

Don’t worry, you’ll be OK: Three first impressions of a WPI journalist fellow

Have you ever heard of this? Let’s put 10 journalists from all over the world in a van, and let them drive around in the United States. Give them an assignment to figure out how the business of journalism is doing at “times like this”.

This is only a starting point, and it is happening here, right now. And you, our friend, old or new - are welcome to follow this journey!

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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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Chicago- city, risen from the ashes

Chicago- city, risen from the ashes

"Chicago. The city, like a phoenix, risen from the ashes after the Great Fire in 1871. The city of the first skyscraper in the world. The city of opportunities. The city money and blood. The city where I was born and died. "Midnight Sun" Stephenie Morgan Meyer.

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”So, what do you think of us?”

One question has been repeated over and over again as we´ve been travelling around the country. People kept asking it in northern Minnesota, in the newsrooms of the eastern coast legacy media, in the deep south and in the relaxed California.

“We are in middle of this crazy election… so, what do you think of us now?”

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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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