Comments

We encourage and respect good comments — observations and questions that push the conversation forward. We also moderate comments. There’s a heck of a lot of spam out there trying to get attention. We sort that out. We also neglect to approve comments that do not show that the feature has been read. We’re not …

Praise

Planeta has received numerous kudos and awards. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ECOCLUB – Significantly advanced the cause of ecotourism Outside – Virtual vanguard GORP – Ron Mader has a vision of smaller, environmentally friendly, genuinely engaging programs that directly benefit local communities. Call it ecotourism. GORP calls it a lot more fun and interesting. TOTEM …

Reflections on Awards

Here’s the bottom line – Awards offer a great incentive which encourages good practices and helps develop communication about critical topics. That said, awards can be manipulated or simply developed in a way that does not promote in depth dialogue. Regrettably, there have been few surveys of awards. RECOMMENDATIONS We like to see awards that …

How to host a press trip

Fact is that most press trips are costly and ineffective ventures that leave locals and reporters wanting. This guide reviews some tips on making press trips more effective. Be creative and be generous. Here are some ideas of connecting individual journalists or groups and locals. Create opportunities for face-to-face engagement and virtual conversations using the …

Radio

February 13 is World Radio Day which seeks to raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through radio and enhance networking among broadcasters.   Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/radio

Email

It would be presumptuous to call for the end of email, but it would be wise to suggest we could use email more wisely. When it comes to email, we need to acknowledge its usefulness as a tool for communication. Email is a useful information delivery system. That said, I’m not a fan. The question …