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.(...)
Joel Schalit / 01 Jan 2024

State of the Battleground

Making News in 2024

2023 was a hard year for news media. With Twitter's decline under Elon Musk and Facebook continuing to bury political posts, we all had to find audiences elsewhere.(...)
Joel Schalit / 03 Dec 2023

Torino After the Pause

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #5

The flyers of Israeli captives still haven't come down. Partially torn, covered in angry comments, nearly two months after the start of the war, they serve as a brutal reminder that Gaza is only a three-hour flight away.(...)
Joel Schalit / 05 Nov 2023

The Sukkot War in Europe

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #2

If Saturday’s protests in Berlin and London are any indication, Israel has lost the public relations war. Never mind who started the Sukkot conflict and Hamas’ brutal massacre of Israeli civilians.(...)
John Foster / 08 Sep 2023

Revolutionary Italy

Remembering Mario Tronti, Part I

Mario Tronti’s death is a tragedy. A key figure in Italian radical politics in the 1960s, like many members of his generation, he started his career as a Communist and ended it in the Democratic Party (PD).(...)

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