Joel Schalit / 07 Jan 2024

Travelling at Home

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #7

"We'll call it hyperlocal." Working as the editor of a citizen journalism startup in Silicon Valley, my boss was polling me on ideas to distinguish our platform from the new oped norm of the Huffington Post.(...)
Multicultural Italy. Lingotto, September 2019.
Joel Schalit / 27 Nov 2019

Everyday Politics in Italy

The Logic of Exclusion

The kid was being followed. Walking up and down the aisles, speaking loudly on his iPhone in English, he was having trouble finding something he'd been sent to purchase.(...)
The Battleground / 05 Jun 2019

Too Much About Salvini

The Battleground Guide to Summer Books (And One Magazine)

For the last six months, populism has been the only game in town. If it’s not Salvini it’s been Salvini. Not only was the topic over-reported. Predictions of his triumph were wrong.(...)

The Battleground / 17 May 2019

Italy’s Democracy Crisis

The Anna Momigliano Interview

Few countries occupy as difficult a place in European news as Italy. Only reported on when there’s an economic crisis or a tabloid-style story about its flamboyant political leaders — read Silvio Berlusconi, or, Matteo Salvini — Italy screams out for more considered coverage.(...)

Joel Schalit / 26 Jan 2019

Turin for Migrants

Multicultural Italy

From Palermo to Turin, to outsiders, Italy resembles a typically multicultural, globalised nation-state. Difficulty in understanding that has more to do with politics than it does with actually existing Italy.(...)