Oaxaca Postcards (2008)

Poster From the archives To raise awareness of Oaxaca’s unique cultural and biological diversity, Planeta.com is publishing a series of postcards designed and printed by leading graphics design company Despacharte. “Postcards are a terrific souvenir of a trip and a reminder of people and places worth remembering,” said Ron Mader, a journalist based in Oaxaca …

Postcards Links

Photo: Ayöök display Links related to postcards Quotes Postcard shots are usually taken by non-locals, so consider seeking out galleries or craftshops with photos taken by local artists. – Catherine Mack The mail is yours. Use it! (El correo es tuyo ¡úsalo!) – Mexico Postal Service Ni la lluvia, ni el frio, ni el calor …

Road Signs in Mexico

Photo: La Paz Driving in Mexico, you’ll see a number of signs, many with earnest safety-first slogans. Here are few drivers will encounter. Obedezca las señales = Obey the signs No maltrate las señales = Do not mistreat the signs No deje piedras sobre el pavimento = Do not leave rocks on the road No …

Bill Bryson

Photo: Elf Owl Recommended reading / listening: Bill Bryson New Titles The Body: A Guide for Occupants Amazon.com BBC Book of the Week. Bill Bryson reads from his fascinating, witty and often surprising journey around the human body. series m000935g Omnibus Key Links penguin.co.uk Embedded Tweets "The brain is the most extraordinary thing in the …

Journalism Links

Poster Links related to journalism in mostly random fashion: Headlines Deadspin and the Mavening of Sportswriting Let’s All Stop Mindlessly Clicking and Sharing Zombie Links NBC aims to cover more ground with 2020 embed class The Urgent Quest for Slower, Better News – New Yorker What will happen when newspapers kill print and go online-only? …

Journalism

Buzzwords Journalism = Investigation and reporting of events, issues and trends to a group of people formerly called the audience. – The Economist Examples Australia’s Four Corners Reports Profiles of News Consumption (2019) Planeta.com Journalism Links The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación Open Journalism Chumbox

Podcast Links

Photo Links related to podcasts presented in somewhat random fashion: Definitions Wikipedia: The word is a portmanteau of the words “pod”— from Apple’s iPod and “broadcasting.” Despite the etymology, it has never been necessary to use an iPod. A commonly used audio file format is MP3. ABC Australia: A Podcast is audio on-demand content that …

Little Grass Shack

Poster Among our favorite radio programs: Little Grass Shack, a Saturday staple on KUNV, Broadcasting from Greenspun Hall, UNLV. (Las Vegas). New hours starting in November 2019: Sundays, 12-4pm. Share the aloha and listen. Pluses Fun hosts, engaging chatter Chance to learn about the 9th island and the connections among islands Hawaiian word of the …

Improving Environmental Journalism

Photo: Sloan Canyon Signage Essay There is no better way to understand our world than by being environmentally conscious and active. Planeta.com embraces conscious travel and ecotourism – mindful journeys that respect the natural and cultural worlds. These are continuing steps toward an evolving compact with the future. We may not know what comes next, …