What's up with WTI: Editorial # 123
- WTI Magazine #123 Jan 19, 2020
Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians, and Happy 2020!
We are very happy to announce that the sixth book of We the Italians is available: the yearbook of 2019! You can find it here! In 2019 we interviewed 25 friends of We the Italians who gave us 24 different views about 24 different topics of the relation between Italy and the US. These are the topics you will find in this yearbook: Little Italies around the US; Italy in St. Louis, Italian opera and the Italian American integration; Italy in Ohio; How the US helped Italy after World War II; Italian American Women, Food, and Identity; Dick Biondi, "The Wild I-tralian"; How to get an Italian passport; The new Italian emigration to the US; Dallara, the undisputed king of Indianapolis 500; The incredible story of Amadeo P. Giannini; the great Federico Faggin; the USA in Florence; the story of Rocco Petrone and the moon; a new approach on the Italian American cuisine; the 100th anniversary of the St. Anthony’s Feast in Boston; a century of Garibaldi Meucci Museum; the story of the "Fish Creek massacre" in Nevada; the heritage of the Turnesas, seven brothers all professional golfers; Christopher Columbus’ quest for Jerusalem; the musicians from Catania chosen for the first American Navy musical band; the future of Italian food exports to America; the Italian American Baseball Foundation; ancient Rome as a constant inspiration for the USA.
Among our guests we've had 15 men and 10 women: we had 23 single interviews and a double one. 7 of our guests live in Italy, 18 in the US. All of them share the love for both Italy and the US. So you will find 24 interviews, each of them in two versions, in Italian and in English.
We want to thank all the interviewees that made this possible. Also, we want to thank YOU, our readers and followers on the social media we are on. And last but not least, we want to thank all the people that work hard to build and grow this network.
At the dawn of this 2020, we want to share with you a few numbers regarding our 2019, besides the interviews. During 2019 we've promoted on our website 7,686 news (2,001 of them about Italy, the other ones about something Italian in the US); published 172 articles in the 12 issues of our Magazine; published one yearbook (about the 2018 interviews) both paperback and digital. Our archive of websites regarding non-profit organizations, groups, departments, festivals, museums, associations and foundations celebrating something Italian in the US contains 1,494 records. During 2019 we've sent 1.157.831 newsletters: with 12 months, 9 areas and several of you who subscribed to more than one, this is the final number. We've passed the 43,000 likes on our Facebook page: please, like us if you haven't already done. We have a Linkedin group where we're waiting for you. We're also on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and we're planning on improving our presence on all of these social media. During 2019 we’ve also organized and/or spoken at thirteen events in Italy and in the US, everything documented in the Events section of our website. It has been a great year, but once again, we're just getting started.
There is another important number that we have reached and about which we want to talk to you. We have reached (and surpassed!) the incredible number of 50,000 contents on our site: each one concerns Italy in the United States or something positive about our beloved country. There is nothing even remotely similar on the web: just as there is no greater love than ours at We the Italians for the bond between Italy and the United States. Two flags, One heart!
Another important announcement that we are very happy about concerns our team, which is now enriched with a new element: from this month the magazine will have again the column on Italian Sport, written by one of the best Italian sports journalists, our friend Federico Pasquali. We are really proud to have him with us: welcome Federico!
We remind you that you can take advantage of a 5% discount on the services of our partner Italian Citizenship Assistance, reserved only for our readers, by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and quoting the code ICAWTI.
Finally, the Italian proverb. This month the letter is “O” and the proverb of the month of January 2020 is: Ogni regola ha la sua eccezione ("There is no rule without an exception"). Be smart, follow the old Italian traditions and proverbs, they are always right!
That’s all for now. Once again, Happy 2020 from all of us on We the Italians. Stay tuned, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. The future’s so bright, we gotta wear shades!