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Worldplace Journalism: Making the local global

Doug McGill of The McGill Report is trying out the word “worldplace” to describe making the global local or the local global. He writes in part:

The idea of worldplace news is that every place on earth is connected by strands of mutual influence, interdependence, and direct causality. Because the geographical distances are so great, say between Rochester, MN and Brooklyn, NY and Warsaw, Poland, it’s often easy not to see those connections. But those connections are there, and together they make up not only one’s place, but one’s worldplace.

The job of the worldplace reporter is to investigate and to write about his worldplace. The invisible strands of mutual influence connecting his place to the world, are his subject. They are what he tries to make visible, to bring into public light and public life.

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