Stories from William Troop
As an editor at The World, I'm crashing against a deadline almost all the time that I'm in the newsroom, editing content for The World's many daily stories. When I get a chance, though, I like to report on my favorite topic: soccer. OK, actually soccer takes up most of my non-work life, but I'm cool with that.
I also consider myself a citizen of the world and a global nomad. I grew up in Mexico and Italy before moving to the United States for college and beyond. So what better place to work than The World?
That explains why I joined the original team that created The World in 1995. Since then, I've worn almost all the hats in our newsroom: producer, director, correspondent and editor. Before joining the team in Boston, I was a producer and editor at National Public Radio, and news director at NPR member station WAMU in Washington.
Arts, Culture & Media
Mexican author Cristina Rivera Garza used to publish her creative work only in Spanish. But after a quarter century living in the US, she says writing in both Spanish and English brings tremendous richness to her experience, and lets her engage a whole new audience in conversation.
Roger Bennett, one half of the NBC Sports show Men in Blazers, riffs on the ascending legacy and Champions League performance of soccer star Lionel Messi, while American football giant Tom Brady's sheen wears off a bit.
No smell of hot dogs and no plastic cups filled with flat beer — that was Camden Yards today. But while it's almost unheard of in the United States, teams in Europe and elsewhere are no strangers to playing games behind closed doors.
FIFA has proposed playing soccer's 2022 World Cup in the winter to avoid the dangerous summer heat in Qatar. Professional soccer leagues don't like the change, but fans could see a definite upside.
Conflict & Justice
Guatemala halted international adoptions years ago, because the process had become so corrupted. But there are still a lot of unanswered questions about adoptions that went through in the past, and about one highly controversial case in particular.