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When you look at the news, you get the feeling that the world is collapsing, everything is bad, and there is nothing to be done anyway. You know you should stay informed, but mentally you just can't handle it. You are not alone in this. More and more people suffer from news fatigue and consciously avoid the media.
Journal.lu offers a real alternative for those who want to stay informed without feeling bad afterward. The research of our journalists doesn't stop at the problem; it goes further. We work with the approach of so-called Solutions Journalism, looking for solutions that have been proven to be successful and write about them.
Still too abstract? Here are a few concrete examples of the topics we cover:
Christian Block in his article Job perspectives in prison discusses how prisoners, after serving their sentences, are helped to reintegrate into the job market.
In the article Neurodivergence – not a TikTok Trend, Misch Pautsch writes about how people are supported through social media to discover their mental illnesses, making them feel less alone.
Going for a Journal subscription means not only opting for a solution-oriented view of the world but also one that shows diverse perspectives. Our journalists typically write one article per week. They have time to talk to different people about their subjects and to meet them personally.
For the article Ongoing Communication which deals with the issue of what actually is achieved when parents constantly monitor their children and what the risks are, Audrey Somnard spoke with 6 different people to present their points of view.
From the very beginning, the focus at journal.lu has been on people. No one is just their role, and in interviews on various topics, we are all more than that. Politicians and artists that Pascal Steinwachs interviews during his walks are not always in the spotlight, like in the article The time after.
Our job is also to explain complicated things so that everyone understands. Camille Frati did this this year in her article Is the index irreplacable? where the journalist explores what the index ultimately brings to people in the economy and what alternatives could be.
In Marlee Dos Reis' podcast Ënnert dem Teppech women talk about topics that concern us all but are often still taboo. What is it really like to be a mother? What significance does our hair have for our self-esteem? And what does Female Empowerment mean in everyday life? We talk in a language that fits right in.
Don't speak Luxembourgish? We have a solution for that too. All our articles can be read in three languages: German, English, and French. In addition, we regularly produce podcast episodes in languages other than Luxembourgish. For example, the Luxembourg Waffle Podcast, hosted by Teodor Georgiev and Laura Tomassini, where they talk to a person who lives in Luxembourg but did not grow up here. With them, you learn about new cultures and get a different view of the Luxembourgish land.
You eat with your eyes first. It's no different at journal.lu. Our photographers, including Lex Kleren and Misch Pautsch, deal every day with the question of how we can visually tell our stories. The article Bikers against bullying makes this even clearer. When you read an article with us, it should be an experience – we use text, images, and audio to convey the emotions of a subject as realistically as possible.
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