Every morning, a bleary-eyed Washington Post reporter drags his or herself out of bed bright and early, makes some coffee and is dutifully seated in front of the computer by 6 a.m. With the watchful eye of a sentinel, the reporter waits for President Trump to tweet and with the speed of lightening will type up an article that will be posted online immediately.
U.S. newspapers are impressively “hanging on” despite a sustained onslaught by online media. All the top brands are no doubt feeling the pinch.
Print newspapers have lost nearly 52 per cent of their daily sales volumes, while online channels have registered an exponential growth in reach, almost three-fold in the last six years. But as the news media struggles to weather the storm created by changes in consumer behavior, not to mention sustained attacks by President Donald Trump, some pertinent issues have come up that require urgent deliberations by industry stakeholders.
It has been more than a decade since Jaime Ramos left Mexico to live in the United States. There are almost no memories left of his home country now. Among the few exceptions is the vivid experience of his 9th birthday.
President Donald Trump shook with anger at the mere mention of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. A new ballistic missile had just been launched and the president felt spited by a nation he now believes is all-out for war.
Emerging from a meeting with Defense Secretary James Mattis, Trump hinted at a possible military response, saying the United States and its allies would do everything within their means to ward off threats.
The number of Somalis in St. Paul and Minneapolis has been rising over the years. A local shopping area in Minneapolis is named ‘Little Mogadishu’. Here, locals mingle irrespective of race and creed. It’s a closely knit community.
There are an estimated 25,000 Somalis in the Twin Cities. But their presence, viewed against the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s overambitious immigration reforms, has put Minnesota at a crossroads as the new administration digs in.
“Native Gardens” is a witty comedy by Karen Zacarías, currently showing at the Guthrie Theater. The well-to-do Butleys, with their manicured lawn and beautiful azaleas, scoff at their new next-door neighbors’ unkempt garden. The new arrivals are Pablo del Valle, a Chilean lawyer who’s striving to impress the prestigious firm he’s just joined, and his heavily pregnant wife Tania, from New Mexico, who’s completing her anthropology dissertation and is a firm believer in organic, pesticide-free gardening.
Writing for The New York Times’ behind-the-scenes column Times Insider last week, reporter Sarah Maslin Nir shared the challenges she faces when trying to get a Donald Trump’s supporter to talk to her for a story. The newspaper’s critical approach to the presidency has gotten it included on the group of outlets that Trump has labeled “fake news media”. On his official Twitter account, he calls it the “failing New York Times.” Most of his loyal audience, thus, agree with his view that the paper and other mainstream media are working to serve as an obstacle for his mandate.