We’ve had a great time covering Iceland Airwaves and discovering and reporting on Icelandic culture. Here’s an Icelandic cultural interview culled from our time there. Be sure to stay tuned for our final radio documentary, which will air on WCRX-FM 88.1. Visit our Iceland Airwaves blog to read/hear more from our time in Iceland.
Following the discovery of mass government surveillance, the conversation surrounding Internet freedoms and amnesty from regulation changed. It was a tangible aspect of understanding the neutrality debate centers around legislation. In Iceland, laws were implemented to protect the spread of information and whistleblowers online. In the U.S., Internet providers are seeking to expand their profits by controlling browsing speeds. Listen to interviews with the executive director of the Icelandic Modern Media Institute, Gudjon Idir and anthropologist studying information politics related to Icelandic data centers, Alix Johnson.
Long nights with late night deadlines plus a relentless itinerary, all things that cumulate to make for a beneficial learning experience, translated through understanding working in the media field. This perspective could lend itself to putting in the best work possible on the most challenging schedule possible, an unknown element of a class focused on portfolio expansion. Translating the stress of no sleep and meeting blog deadlines, the covering international festivals course definitely showcased real world journalistic scenarios of working under pressure in a foreign land.