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“Why we know less than ever about the world”

Posted by James McPherson on June 13, 2008

This is from a presentation by Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International. In less than five minutes she summarizes several of the key problems I’ve discussed elsewhere in about network news coverage. Miller apparently uses some of the same maps from Worldmapper (a site well worth checking out) that I’ve used in classes to talk about various ways to see the world.

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