Friday, January 15, 2010

The New York Times have done me proud

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On my live-bookmarking thing in my FireFox browser I have the international section of the New York Times (NYT). For the past 6 months I have been increasingly disappointed with the material they deem worth of publishing. Out of the six or seven articles 90% of them were about the war in Iraq. Granted, this is large international news, but it is almost always written from Washington, thus the NYT International section is an extension of the Nation/Politics page.

However, today the lead article was not about Iraq and did not mention the United States. The article entitled, "In Niger, Trees and Crops Turn Back the Desert" is a very interesting look at how least developing countries (LDC) can solve their own problems. In fact, it wasn't even the Nigerian government who solved the problem but the local farmers.

The NYT does a great job reporting this one; multimedia, sideshows and great pictures make for an informative and entertaining article.


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