“How do you flesh out an editorial pipeline about the topic of urban mobility in one of the richest and democratic countries, like Switzerland?” we asked ourselves during a February weekend session at Impact Hub Zürich, a social startup co-working space.
Steven Tyler, Aerosmith’s infamous vocalist, once noted in a flash of rock wisdom, “We believed that anything worth doing was worth overdoing.” Indeed, the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle, with its enthralling appeal, embodies elements of excess and waste.
A 4-month fellowship program for journalism students to launch and manage their coverage project around a business or economics phenomena. Each fellow receives a stipend of $3,000(US) and project budget capped at $4,000 which can be used for recruiting writers, field reporting trips, events, and travel.
BERN, Switzerland – It’s a new era in mobility. “Sharing instead of owning” has become a guiding principle for many. More and more people are willing to carpool, bike to work, or lend their cars when they’re not using them. Through the use of smartphones and social networks, it’s easier than ever to save money but also change your travel habits by finding more eco-friendly solutions for transportation. Join us as we report on the World Collaborative Mobility Congress, or wocomoco, in Bern, Switzerland.
During the World Economic Forum’s 2011 annual meeting, the tiny Swiss town of Davos, with just over 11,000 inhabitants, had 31,200 overnight stays. In general, local Davosers are supportive of this—who wouldn’t be, if you can get paid up to $33,000 a week for renting out your apartment?
To supplement our student newsroom’s journalistic coverage of the economics and politics of organic solutions in global food affairs, we are building a research team to produce a report in order to inform a public webcast at the end of our coverage and to share with our audience.
“The bodies of our friends have been hung up outside. The football field is drenched in red color, the blood of our friends. They will come, they will come!” the man repeats again and again, his voice shaking with fear, his hands gesturing insistently. And then they come. With loud voices and guns in their hands, they run into the small room.
Today, complex problems like the food crisis is not just an environmental issue, but concerns business, politics and economics as well. Through journalistic content and a multidisciplinary angle, we want to report on the economics and politics of global food production and consumption, with a focus on organic solutions.