Good morning. Welcome to another edition of Manic Monday.
Here’s a link that will depress you about the state of journalism in the US and Canada; an interview with Alexandra Kimball at The Rumpus.
I don’t see how these barriers won’t lead to a homogenous class of journalists who are very privileged. There are growing economic barriers to a profession that needs to have people from different backgrounds on staff. So that they can cover issues that affect every group in accurate and nuanced ways, so that they can accurately cover what’s affecting poor communities, minority communities—issues that are so often misrepresented or overlooked.
Kimball wrote the essay “How to Succeed in Journalizm When you Can’t Afford an Internship.”
Now for some good news. Chicago Magazine has put together a list of the 50 best sandwiches in Chicago. I’ve been gone so long from the city that I don’t even recognize any of the names of the places on this delicious list. I’m going to have to add eating some of these sandwiches to my To Do List when I go back to visit, like the Atomica Cemitas, Jibarito, and (how can I resist?) The Gatsby.