Years ago, in preparation for spending 6 months on assignment in Bolivia, I read a magnificent book byWilliam Powers:Whispering in the Giant’s Ear: A Frontline Chronicle from Bolivia’s War on Globalization (2006). Little did I know that, during my stay in Cochabamba, I would become friends with Melissa Draper and that Melissa and Bill would marry years later. It is a small world!
Today, I received an email from Bill — he’s working on a new book and shared the draft manuscript with me. His last book, New Slow City, was included in a story we reported for YES! Magazinein the U.S. and also forQuotidiano in Italy. Which reminds me — to remind all of you — about the value of publications like YES! From their website:
YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. We outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real peopleworking for a better world.
This week I’ve been planning a swing through the U.S. to check in with editors at media outlets from NPR to YES!. Round Earth is one of the few journalism non profits to reach broad audiences via a range of outlets in the United States and in the country where the story is taking place. That means “legacy media” outlets but also publications like YES! Check it out (click on the image above for their website and our story).
Have a great weekend everyone!
Round Earth media is a non-profit supporting young journalists around the world, enabling them to find and tell stories the world needs to hear.