Author: Minna Asikainen
2016 WPI FellowContent manager, News and current affairs department of Yle
Posts by Minna Asikainen:
What are the hipsters going to do?
by Minna Asikainen | Sep 25, 2016 | UncategorizedThe hipsters of Brooklyn are about to make big decisions – maybe not for just for themselves but for others too. History is very much about momentum. After visiting a middle school in Brooklyn I felt there might be one coming very soon. The hipsters are known...
Would you like to get the best gift ever?
by Minna Asikainen | Sep 11, 2016 | UncategorizedRemember the feeling you had when opening presents as a child? You didn´t quite know what to expect and weren´t sure whether the Santa, or the aunt, or whoever it was, knew what you had wished for. Remember the very precise feeling you had when you...
“I want to be a Policoficer!”
by Minna Asikainen | Aug 28, 2016 | Uncategorized“We try to teach our young boys that there are other career options than gangsters or sportspeople”. This is what a well-known educator said to our WPI-group at a low-income neighborhood in Minneapolis. Police shootings in the US (including...
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.