Author: Joana Azevedo Viana
2018 WPI FellowDigital desk editor, reporter, Renascença Multimedia Group
Posts by Joana Azevedo Viana:
A country — and myself — stuck between Texas and California
by Joana Azevedo Viana | Oct 2, 2018 | Immigration, Midterm Elections, Personal Reflections, Politics, WPI ActivitiesIn the so-called Trump era, various experts and reporters have been trying to forecast the future of America after this administration says farewell — even if only after 2024, this too shall pass. However, the act of forecasting in the current, increasingly polarized...
“We’re not going to war, we’re going to work”
by Joana Azevedo Viana | Sep 22, 2018 | Journalism in the era of "fake news", Journalism in the Trump Era, WPI ActivitiesTwo weeks ago, before Brett Kavanaugh was accused of attempted rape by a former university colleague of his, Politico White House Correspondent Nancy Cook was afraid the judge’s nomination for the Supreme Court would not get the attention it should because the new...
On the importance of words in the age of Trump
by Joana Azevedo Viana | Sep 10, 2018 | American Presidency, Immigration, Journalism in the Trump Era, Personal ReflectionsMy home country, Portugal, was recently engulfed in a heated and passionate debate regarding a museum to be built in Lisbon, the capital city. As per the electoral program of the current mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, when he was running for the municipality in...
Should all American eyes be further southeast?
by Joana Azevedo Viana | Sep 4, 2018 | Global Business, Journalism in the Trump Era, Nuclear Threats and Security, Personal Reflections, WPI ActivitiesIt’s easy to dismiss Donald Trump’s supporters as a bunch of far-right anti-immigration ultra conservatives, but reality – like history – is in no way written in a straight line. Traveling through Minnesota helps paint a more complex picture of who supports the...
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.