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We have traveled around the USA for eight weeks and visited almost a dozen newspaper newsrooms, among other things. I'm going to write a couple of posts about U.S. newspapers, based on my observations. First two will be about the visual appearance and design of the papers (just one narrative, but split in half). Third will be about "survival stories" of media in turbulent times.
So, here it comes, the first one.
1. You have money and you actually share it.
Four people, included the company's owner, were killed about two weeks ago when a man opened fire at a Minneapolis workplace before turning the gun on himself. The fifth victim died later in one Minneapolis hospital. A couple of weeks earlier in August, a guy in a Batman dress entered a cinema near Denver to hunt down people waiting for the movie to start, and it has been five years so far, since a mad student massacred not less than 32 (mostly fellow students) at the Virginia Tech University before killing himself.
I’ve stared to feel intimidated when I order a coffee or a sandwich in the United States. Let me share a recent example from a well known coffee franchise in Chicago. It went something like this.
Me: “Could I have a coffee please?”
Lady: “What size would you like? Tall, grande or venti?”
published 2nd of october, together with texas demographic story
published 2nd of october - about demographic change and likely party affiliation in George W. Bush's hometurf, Texas
so this was in the print paper 10/3 about agecies who do the digital campaigning.
the titel "Teuflisch liberales Internet" would be tranlates as devilishly liberal internet.
Just a week in firang land, they tell me, “Stop talking on the phone all the time.”
One of the goals of the WPI Fellowship is to make America understandable for the ten foreign journalists who each year travel throughout the country to get in touch with the different aspects of its society, its politics, its media, its people, its partisan divisions.
Thick cloud of mild perfumes, scent of tobacco leaves and sweat covers the tremor of the blues and jazz maestros in the South. The Lone star casts silver shine over a hormonal pandemonium in the humid Texas evening. Tonight is the high point of the mating season.