Author: Sorana Stanescu
2019 WPI FellowEditor, ASOCIATIA MEDIA DOR
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2019. “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”
by Sorana Stanescu | Sep 30, 2019 | Homeland Security/Terrorism, Immigration ReformIt was 8:30am on a hot Saturday morning in the Embassy Suites lobby in Austin, Texas, and Stuart Maue had already put together a sophisticated automatic rifle made of over 15 balloons. He started light, a couple of minutes before, with two balloon-puppies, and quickly...
Small towns matter
by Sorana Stanescu | Sep 22, 2019 | Changes in Journalism, Journalism in the Trump Era, Political CoverageEarlier this year, President Trumps named Baltimore “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” in a racist attack on Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings. The president suggested that conditions in Cummings’ district are “far worse and more dangerous” than...
The future of journalism is local and collaborative
by Sorana Stanescu | Sep 16, 2019 | Changes in Journalism, Journalism“Most local newspapers will not survive in the next 10 years or so,” Dean Baquet, The New York Times’ executive editor told us earlier this week. “I worry about who’s going to cover the areas where there is no money.” His colleague, National Editor Marc Lacey added:...
It takes an app and a family to run a farm
by Sorana Stanescu | Sep 9, 2019 | Agriculture, Agriculture and Rural Issues, Global Business, SustainabilityAs we spent a couple of days in rural southern Minnesota, the scale and size of what Minnesotans call “an average family farm” surprised me: 180 dairy cattle or 500-acres. In my home country Romania, that is officially considered a large farm. That is a large farm...
Recent blog posts
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.