Author: Jenny Jannari
2018 WPI FellowJournalist, Head of Staff Optio Magazine, Alma Talent, Kauppalehti Finnish Business Daily
Posts by Jenny Jannari:
In desperate need of middle ground
by Jenny Jannari | Sep 24, 2018 | Immigration, Immigration Reform, Personal Reflections, Politics, WPI ActivitiesI just spent a few days in Austin, the capitol of Texas. It is a great city with a relaxed and interesting vibe. It is also a living example of the contradictions of modern-day United States. During our few days in the city, we saw everything from a variety show at a...
No news, thank you, we are tired
by Jenny Jannari | Sep 17, 2018 | Changes in Journalism, Journalism, Journalism in the era of "fake news", Journalism in the Trump Era, Personal Reflections, WPI ActivitiesIn recent years, I have encountered several people who have said they no longer follow the news, as it makes them tired and unhappy. These are smart, well-educated people with demanding jobs. Saying goodbye to depressing daily newscasts is a way for them to manage...
Time to make humankind great again
by Jenny Jannari | Sep 9, 2018 | Homeland Security/Terrorism, Nuclear Policy and Security, Nuclear Threats and Security, Personal Reflections, PoliticsWhen I was a child in the 1980s, we had these books called “My Friends” where your friends would write things about themselves: their favorite food, their dreameds, what they wanted to do as adults, etc. The book included a question about your worst fear. It seemed...
Turbulent times demand new kind of leadership
by Jenny Jannari | Sep 2, 2018 | American Presidency, Midterm Elections, Personal Reflections, Politics, WPI ActivitiesWe had the chance to see the excellent 1968 exhibit at the Minnesota Historical Society. What a crazy year it was 50 years ago in many parts of the world, but especially in the United States! So much changed because of the Vietnam War, the political assassinations of...
Recent blog posts
- Freedom of expression at a crossroads: Section 230 and the spread of disinformation in America
- Trust in local news stays high, but self-censorship is part of the equation
- Minnesota: Big on voting turnout and on paper ballots
- Coping with PTSD as a journalist in an unrelenting news cycle
- Abortion debate in the eyes of an abortion clinic escort in Minnesota
We asked different groups in Minneapolis what changed in their town after George Floyd's murder?
Not much, was their reply.
In @finnowl's first #WPIFellowship blog post, he wonders if the defamation case against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems will drag down other media, too. Minnesota academics and journalists weigh in:
Check out my latest @GlobalMinnesota podcast episode w/ @Fawzeyah & @SaqibTanveer of this year's @worldpressinst International Fellows! Hear about the challenges of conducting journalism and speaking truth to power in Nigeria and Pakistan.