Why geography is important in newsrooms

This unfortunate map has been making the rounds, and if you haven’t had a giggle at it, you should.

CNN faux pas

Checking out Antipodes Map — drag the cursor to Hong Kong to find the diametrically opposite point via straight line through the center of the earth — you can see they almost got as far away from Hong Kong as humanly possible.

This courtesy of Dr. Robert Buckman at the University of Louisiana, who forwards it on from an eagle-eyed non-journalism relative.


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