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The Parallel Cultures of News and Tra...

The Parallel Cultures of News and Travel Journalism

Meaningfulness News organizations frequently emphasize the importance of investigative reporting, stressing the principle that in order for a story to be “newsworthy” it must be current and it must mean something to people. It goes without saying that responsible news gathering also results in stories that are informative, accurate, and in the best interests of the general public. And […]

One Day On Earth Project – the ...

One Day On Earth Project – the World in Pictures

Volunteer videographers around the world shot footage Friday 1/11/11 for the second “One Day On Earth” documentary, which aims to capture the world in moving pictures. One Day On Earth is an entirely crowdsourced project. Anyone, anywhere in the world can join. Its website, at the center of the operation, has many social layers — […]

New Seven Wonders of the World Announ...

New Seven Wonders of the World Announced

The Amazon rainforest, Vietnam’s Halong Bay and Argentina’s Iguazu Falls are among the new seven wonders of nature, according to organisers of a global poll. The other four crowned the world’s natural wonders are South Korea’s Jeju Island, Indonesia’s Komodo, the Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Underground River and South Africa’s Table Mountain, said the New7Wonders foundation, […]

Reverse travel: a visit to Villawood

Reverse travel: a visit to Villawood

Those of us privileged to travel overseas and enjoy the hospitality of others should spare a thought for those for whom travel is not a luxury but a necessity. I refer to those called “asylum seekers” – refugees from conflict, war and civil strife. Virginia Walker, 73 years old and still a dynamo of determination, […]

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