Tuesday, October 14, 2008

WorldFocus

I stumbled across a new multi-media news endeavor, Worldfocus. It began broadcasting on October 6, 2008.

From the official website (http://worldfocus.org/), here's a snippet of what Worldfocus is aiming for:

By partnering with international news organizations, Worldfocus fills the void in international news coverage and informs American viewers about the relevance of international events. The nightly news program and Web site report on events from around the world and cover the stories that don’t always make the headlines.

Admittedly, I've always enjoyed seeking different perspectives on the world, soaking up global culture and news and just about anything with a different angle. The only caveat about Worldfocus is that stories come across as very brief, so far. There's broad exposure to a lot of things that anyone interested could then explore more fully via the internet and a little imagination. Anyone else sick of myopic provincialism and xenophobia (aka Palinism) may want to check it out, starting with the website.

Today's Rune: Separation (Reversed).

4 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds interesting. I'll give it a look.

the walking man said...

Just about every newspaper in the world has an on-line sight. That way one can go to those and get a "local" flavor on world events.

Beth said...

I'll have to explore this ... if I can find some time, that is.

JR's Thumbprints said...

Always a maverick, I'm one wink away. Thanks for the sound bite.