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.
There's no question now of corruption in the leadership of soccer's governing world body. But how much? What is this organization and how did it get itself into such a mess?
Conflict & Justice
Amnesty International says Qatar is failing to act fast enough to improve conditions for migrant workers building its World Cup soccer stadiums. But critics says it's only when sponsors like Coca-Cola and VISA speak up that soccer's governing body, FIFA, pays attention.
Science, Tech & Environment
A recent proposal by Japanese researchers would equip the International Space Station with a laser beam that could blast pieces of orbiting debris away. The reason? Hundreds of thousands of pieces of space junk are circling the Earth at more than 17,000 miles per hour, posing a danger to the ISS and other space projects.
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.