I think the first step of tackling any problem, from the smallest to the biggest, is to gain insight and awareness about the problem itself. In the multifaceted and complex world we live in, it's becoming harder and harder by the day to discern what is true and what is not, to shed light on the different truths and aspects of a story. Nevertheless, it's becoming every day more important to educate oneself, in order not to stop thinking critically even in an age where thought is more than ever affected by polarised, opposing and radical positions. For these two reasons, the lack of reliable information and the need for a better one, I feel strongly pushed to pursue journalism as a career and as a calling, really, and I believe NITL, a young startup with diverse backgrounds and fresh opinions, is one of the best places for me to start this journey
Bianca Carrera Espriu
I am a Political Science student at Sciences Po Paris University, specializing in the Middle Eastern region. However, I have been working in the news industry recently as a collaborator-writer for different news sites. I believe that news play a huge role in democratising information and education, thus creating a more conscious society. That is why I joined NITL, because I think that its format can help people get informed easily, and explore news in different ways and with contrasted approaches in order to reach critical and valuable conclusions.
Being a part of NITL is a great experience. From using and creating content for the app on a daily basis, I have found that it helps me expand my knowledge base of current events and take a stance within various debates. It also strengthens my skill and expertise in communication and leadership by working with a team of specialists from diverse cultures and backgrounds. I am ardent about the app as it is user-friendly and motivates young people to stay up-to-date on current events, worldwide. NITL has inspired me as they give students a voice to advocate news and global events that they are passionate about in an open and safe environment. Operating with a cross-functional international team has broadened my view of the world along with opening my mind to different ideas and perspectives. I was eager to join this forward-thinking community as I am passionate about the ongoing events of our world today which NITL helped me further educate myself on.
I joined NITL because I believe in the purpose and need for it. I wanted to show my gratitude for the times NITL helped me sift through various headlines and given me fact-checked concise news or a new perspective on a news story. Furthermore, I wanted to develop my skills in journalism this summer without being thrown entirely into the deep end and explore different forms of media and writing. Being at NITL has been very rewarding as it's given me the chance to find my writing style, broadened my skills and work with some amazing people!
I joined NITL as it promotes social awareness and impact. I am already a a frequent user of NITL and would like to inform other millenials about the values of NITL. Due to the years of competing and participating at debate competitions, I want to use those skills to be able to support the NITL content team with more critical debates. I have won a couple of hackathons and super excited to join a young team at NITL to not just showcase my capabilities but also learn from a creative, fast growing startup.