How has the financial crisis impacted people around the world?
How are the news media covering this issue?
To find out, join our News Hunt on the Global Economy. This week, NewsTrust reviewers are canvasing the globe, from China to Sudan, from Greece to California, looking for stories on how people are coping with (or thriving from) the 2008 financial crisis.
From April 19th to 25th, 2010, we all will join forces to rate news and opinion stories on global economic challenges such as poverty, unemployment, and large government debts. We'll also look at possible solutions to these problems, such as micro-finance, better governance, and innovative projects from NGOs and international organizations. Next week, we'll feature some of the best and worst coverage we found together, here on the NewsTrust blog.
Joining the News Hunt is easy and fun -- and you can contribute in just minutes. If you haven't already, first sign up. Then review some of our recommended stories on our Global Economy page. You can also post related stories we might have missed on this topic (be sure to type "Global Economy" in the topic field).
As you review these stories, you will learn more about important global issues, and you will become more aware of the quality of the news you consume. Join the News Hunt!
News Hunt Schedule
Here's a day-by-day schedule for this week:
- Monday: News Reports - Print
- Tuesday: Opinions - Print
- Wednesday: TV/Video/Radio
- Thursday: Online/Large Blogs
- Friday: Citizen Journalism/Small Blogs
- Saturday: Bad Journalism
UPDATES: Throughout the week, we updated this blog post to feature some of each day's best finds - featured stories recommended by our hosts and editors.
Monday - Mainstream News
- China's real estate time bomb ticking - China Daily (China)
- Social mobility and inequality: Upper bound - Economist (US)
- Greek pride gives way to realism as debt crisis grows - Guardian (UK)
- Europe’s cloud of ash costs Kenya Sh300m a day - Daily Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday - Mainstream Opinions
- Looters In Loafers - New York Times
- What links the banking crisis and the volcano? - Guardian (UK)
- Unemployment: Israel's other existential threat - Haaretz (Israel)
- On Bringing Inflation Down - The News International (Pakistan)
Wednesday - TV & Radio
- Debt: Greece vs California - LinkTV
- Few alternatives to Gaza police job - Al Jazeera English
- Can the US dollar remain the world's currency? - Real News Network
- Greece starts EU and IMF talks on aid deal - BBC News
- It's Not Just Passengers Trying to Catch A Flight - NPR
- Insider Job: Eat My Shorts - This American Life / ProPublica
- Big Government in Russia - The World / PRI
Thursday - Online / Large Blogs
- World Faces Serious New Economic Challenges - Huffington Post
- Do I See Movement In The Greek Trenches? - A Fistful of Euros
- India: Citizens debate government policy and the Maoist response - Global Voices
- The political hydraulics of OPEC - GlobalPost
Friday - Citizen Journalism / Small Blogs
- Egypt: Economic Vegetarians - Global Voices
- Angela Calling - Greece Economy Watch
- Galbraith, Stiglitz, Soros on Resisting the Inevitability of the Greek Debt Crisis - Seeking Alpha
Saturday - Bad Journalism
- Global business cratering - New York Post
- Chavez: China to Devote $20B to Venezuela Projects - Associated Press
- China slams Argentina for 'discriminatory' trade measures - Earth Times/DPA
Join the News Hunt
To participate in this project, sign up (or login) and review any story our Global Economy page. If you come across good stories we're missing on this topic, please post them on our site (be sure to tag them "Global Economy" under Topics, so they will be listed in our News Hunt page).
-- by Kaizar Campwala and Fabrice Florin