Category Archives: Journalism

Paris to Shanghai: A Photo Summary of the Trip

16,000 miles through 23 countries. 22 months on the road. Hundreds of friends, adventures, and lessons along the way. Here is a taste, through a handful of photos, of what it was like.

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Kicked Out: How the United States Lost its Key Air Base in Central Asia

Author’s note: While we spent three weeks in Bishkek waiting for our Chinese Visas, we completed a story investigating reasons why the United States’ main supply base for the Afghanistan war is being shut down by the Kyrgyz government. The … Continue reading

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Hitting Brick Walls: Our First Political Investigation

We’ve learned a lot about journalism on this trip. We’ve made a lot of mistakes, too. Every story we’ve tackled has challenged our persistence, our resourcefulness, and our ethical boundaries. The last story we covered in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan was no … Continue reading

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Why We’re Going Back to Central Asia

We admit it. It’s confusing. Today, we boarded a plane in Hanoi to fly back to Central Asia. We’ll suddenly go from being 2,000 kilometers and a straight shot up the pacific coast from Shanghai, to being over 6,000 kilometers … Continue reading

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White Lies: Our Struggle with the Ethics of Journalism

I moved the mouse cursor over the ‘send’ button, and hesitated before clicking. I bit my lip. I was anxious. The email was directed to Carl, a 24 year old Australian we’d been volunteering with the week before at a … Continue reading

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