Saturday, April 19, 2014
Reporting and explaining the global economy is difficult: the narratives are complicated and they literally span the globe.
NPR's "Planet Money" team took on the challenge with a product that seems relatively simple: a t-shirt. Reporters and videographers went from the cotton fields of Mississippi to the textile plants of Indonesia to the sewing factories of Bangladesh, and the resulting story is both beautiful and amazing.
It's also a really nice example of web-based journalism. They even financed all the globetrotting by pre-selling the t-shirts on Kickstarter instead of relying on pledge drives.
Check it out at apps.npr.org/tshirt.Tweet
Commercial Confidential tracks Maine's business leaders and economic indicators.
I'm an economics wonk and an online content producer for the Portland Press Herald.
"On the Move": Submit items of interest regarding new employees, promotions and professional honors — with photos and LinkedIn URLs — to business [at] pressherald.com.