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No love lost for the “mainstream media”

No love lost for the “mainstream media”

David Taylor is fed up with the mainstream media. The 53-year-old Texan with long blond hair and dressed in cowboy garb lives with his pit bull and shih tzu in an old racquetball court in the town of San Marcos.  He works in “property” and is a huge fan of Donald...
Fire and water helped shape Chicago

Fire and water helped shape Chicago

We visited nine cities from coast to coast in the past eight weeks – even more, counting Ely and New Ulm, Minn. None of the others made an everlasting impression on me the way Chicago has. That skyline is hard to forget. And it’s not just the skyline, it’s the story...
Lessons to take back home

Lessons to take back home

This year I have had the opportunity to visit America as a World Press Institute Fellow. When an email this spring confirmed my selection to the program, I couldn’t believe it. But it was real. I am a journalist from Uganda, a country famous for the worst record of...

Hey, where are you going with that post-truth in your hands?

  To the extent that there is such a thing as objective truth, I always thought that the “fake news” trend was just an exaggerated new spin put on an old phenomenon that we used to call rumors or hoaxes, with no real new danger. Long before this WPI fellowship,...