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Research of December 2021

Patricia Cruz



Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in December 2021 about journalism research. The bolded titles have JRN articles written about the studies.

Published Title Author(s) Journal / publisher
2021-12-01 Artificial Intelligence and Journalism: An Agenda for Journalism Research in Africa Ammina Kothari & Sally Ann Cruikshank African Journalism Studies
2021-12-01 Harassment’s Toll on Democracy: The Effects of Harassment Towards US Journalists Kaitlin C. Miller Journalism Practice
2021-12-01 Black woman in and beyond Belgian mainstream media: between opinion–making, dissidence, and marronage Emma-Lee Amponsah Feminist Media Studies
2021-12-01 An Emotional Rally: Exploring Commenters’ Responses to Online News Coverage of the COVID-19 Crisis in Austria Olga Eisele, Olga Litvyak, Verena K. Brändle, Paul Balluff, Andreas Fischeneder, Catherine Sotirakou, Pamina Syed Ali & Hajo G. Boomgaarden Digital Journalism
2021-12-01 Social Media Editors and the Audience Funnel: Tensions between Commercial Pressures and Professional Norms in the Data-Saturated Newsroom Tai Neilson & Timothy A. Gibson Digital Journalism
2021-12-01 You Are Fake News! Factors Impacting Journalists’ Debunking Behaviors on Social Media Magdalena Saldaña & Hong Tien Vu Digital Journalism
2021-12-01 Interactive Data Visualization Enhances Preventive Intentions in COVID-19 News Stories: The Mediating Role of Fear and the Moderating Role of Political Orientation Jeeyun Oh & Angel Hsing-Chi Hwang Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2021-12-02 Exploring Communicative AI: Reflections from a Swedish Newsroom Agnes Stenbom, Mattias Wiggberg & Tobias Norlund Digital Journalism
2021-12-02 Habitual Generation of Filter Bubbles: Why is Algorithmic Personalisation Problematic for the Democratic Public Sphere? Jernej Kaluža Javnost – The Public
2021-12-02 Journalistic Relations and Values in the Networked Era: A Case Study of The Guardian Vaios Papanagnou Journalism Practice
2021-12-02 How Headline Strategies and News Sources Affect Number of User Clicks on WeChat Yuting Sun & Chaoyun Liang Journalism Practice
2021-12-03 Shield and sword: discursive kevlar and national review’s discourses on the first trump impeachment (2019-2020) Brian Michael Goss Atlantic Journal of Communication
2021-12-03 “Down the Middle”: CNN 10 and the Ideology of Objectivity Perry Parks Journalism Practice
2021-12-03 What is Fox News? Partisan Journalism, Misinformation, and the Problem of Classification A.J. Bauer, Anthony Nadler, Jacob L. Nelson
Electronic News
2021-12-03 Minority ethnic media: challenges for the future Hsin-yi Sandy Tsai Asian Journal of Communication
2021-12-04 Question design and the construction of populist stances in political news interviews Joanna Thornborrow, Mats Ekström, Marianna Patrona
Discourse & Communication
2021-12-04 Understanding the Public’s Animosity Toward News Media: Cynicism and Distrust as Related but Distinct Negative Media Perceptions Čedomir Markov, Young Min
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-12-04 Forum: (De)centring Europe in urban communication research Giorgia Aiello Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies
2021-12-06 Their floods and Our floods: News values of flood photo galleries of Associated Press and Xinhua News Agency Hailing Yu, Guangfeng Chen
2021-12-06 No Such Thing as a TV News Company?
Electronic News
2021-12-06 Seeking the Legitimation of Mainstream Journalism: A Portuguese Case-Study Claudia Alvares, Gustavo Cardoso, Miguel Crespo & Ana Pinto-Martinho Journalism Practice
2021-12-07 How Do Traditional Media Function in Social Learning about AI? Psychological and Cognitive Reactions to AI-Powered Communication Yiwei Li,Yu Guo &Siyu Liu Communication Studies
2021-12-07 Editor’s introduction Tessa Adams
Journal of Communication Inquiry
2021-12-07 Patterns of media use and leisure time among older adults Sonya Dal Cin, Matea Mustafaj, Karen Nielsen
New Media & Society
2021-12-07 “The Paper Is White”: Examining Diversity Issues With the Next Generation of Journalists Teri Finneman, Marina A. Hendricks, Piotr S. Bobkowski Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
2021-12-08 Closing the Cover: Changes Coming to Digital Journalism Scott A. Eldridge II Digital Journalism
2021-12-08 Mimicry, Fragmentation, or Decoupling? Three Scenarios for the Control Function of EU Correspondents Asimina Michailidou, Hans-Jörg Trenz
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-12-08 Mixed findings in directly replicated experimental studies on fake news C. Sean Burns, Renee Kaufmann, Anthony Limperos First Monday
2021-12-08 Locating oneself and talking past: Journalists’ engagement with Pacific communities on Twitter Tara Ross
Media International Australia
2021-12-09 Tackling the emotional toll together: How journalists address harassment with connective practices Anu Kantola, Anu A Harju
2021-12-09 Something that They Never Said: Multimodal Disinformation and Source Vividness in Understanding the Power of AI-Enabled Deepfake NewsOpen Data Jiyoung Lee & Soo Yun Shin Media Psychology
2021-12-09 ‘His Political Life Story Told in Pictures’: The Visual Construction of the Political Persona of Joseph Chamberlain Betto van Waarden Media History
2021-12-09 Ethnic Selective Exposure: A Test of Cultural-Identity Based Media Selectivity Theory Mingxiao Sui Mass Communication and Society
2021-12-09 Readers think for themselves Tim Luckhurst
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 What are they paying us for? James Harkin
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 But we didn’t know anyone: New recruits to the industry Adam Samuel
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 Hollow words save no-one Lynne O’Donnell
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 A doomed TV start-up Kevin Duffy
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 Could the good times roll again? Bill Hagerty
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 We can still make money from news Dominic Young
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 If Paul Dacre is the wrong fit… Alan Moses
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 Monuments to a golden past Nick Jenkins
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 Room at the top KF
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 Half the money, twice the value Polly Graham
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 Iconic war images and the myth of the ‘good American Soldier’ Megan MacKenzie
Media, War & Conflict
2021-12-10 Subverting Journalistic Routines: When Political Satire Intervenes to Challenge Public Broadcasting National Discourses Danford Zirugo African Journalism Studies
2021-12-10 The Influence of News Coverage on Humanitarian Aid: The Bureaucrats’ Perspective Martin Scott, Mel Bunce & Kate Wright Journalism Studies
2021-12-10 News by Popular Demand: Ideological Congruence, Issue Salience, and Media Reputation in News Sharing Natalia Aruguete, Ernesto Calvo, Tiago Ventura
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-12-10 Encoding polysemy in the news Lillian Boxman-Shabtai
2021-12-11 Deepfakes, misinformation and disinformation and authenticity infrastructure responses: Impacts on frontline witnessing, distant witnessing, and civic journalism Sam Gregory
2021-12-11 Conservative news nonprofits: Claiming legitimacy without transparency Michael Buozis, Magda Konieczna
2021-12-11 Journalists as mobility agents: Labor mobilities, individualized identities, and emerging organizational forms Víctor Hugo Reyna
2021-12-12 A typology of alternative online political media in the United Kingdom: A longitudinal content analysis (2015–2018) Declan McDowell-Naylor, Stephen Cushion, Richard Thomas
2021-12-13 When the mainstream takes over: political magazines’ attempts to cultivate alternativeness in Finland Ullamaija Kivikuru The Journal of International Communication
2021-12-13 The Mediatization of Political Personae, 1880s–1930s Betto van Waarden & Martin Kohlrausch Media History
2021-12-13 The Prison Media Complex: Labour, Technology and Communication Infrastructures in the Prison System Fredrik Stiernstedt,
Anne Kaun
Triple C
2021-12-13 When do agentless passives mystify social actors in the minds of readers? Will Lingle
Critical Discourse Studies
2021-12-13 Funding Democracy: Public Media and Democratic Health in 33 Countries Timothy Neff, Victor Pickard
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-12-13 How Race and Gender Impact the Perceived Objectivity of Broadcast Women of Color on Twitter Kelli S. Boling, Denetra Walker
Social Media + Society
2021-12-13 Courting Coverage: Rhetorical Newsworthiness Cues and Candidate-Media Agenda Convergence in Presidential Primaries Zachary Scott
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-12-14 From blame to context: how official responses influence negative media portrayal of country image Michael O. Ukonu, Ifeanyi L. Anorue, Cynthia Emeafor & Nnamdi Ajaebili The Journal of International Communication
2021-12-14 Beyond verification: Flesh witnessing and the significance of embodiment in conflict news Lilie Chouliaraki, Omar Al-Ghazzi
2021-12-14 Political Information Use and Its Relationship to Beliefs in Conspiracy Theories Among the German Public Christian Schemer, Marc Ziegele, Tanjev Schultz, Oliver Quiring, Nikolaus Jackob, Ilka Jakobs
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-12-14 Africa’s global media image in a digital world as an exclusive western preserve? Chikaire Wilfred Williams Ezeru
International Communication Gazette
2021-12-14 Media coverage of climate change induced migration: Implications for meaningful media discourse Maria Sakellari
Global Media and Communication
2021-12-15 “We Have to act Like our Devices are Already Infected”: Investigative Journalists and Internet Surveillance Philip Di Salvo Journalism Practice
2021-12-15 Best Prosody for News: A Psychophysiological Study Comparing a Broadcast to a Narrative Speaking Style Emma Rodero, Lucía Cores-Sarría*
Communication Research
2021-12-15 Comparing newspapers in mainland China and Hong Kong: The limits of media systems theory Haiyan Wang, Nan Lyu
Global Media and China
2021-12-16 U.S. Public Opinion on China and the United States During the U.S.–China Trade Dispute: The Role of Audience Framing and Partisan Media Use Louisa Ha, Rik Ray, Peiqin Chen, Ke Guo Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-12-16 The dependence of election coverage on political institutions: Political competition and policy framing in Germany and the United Kingdom Iain McMenamin, Michael Courtney, Michael Breen, , Gemma McNulty
2021-12-16 Framing Migration in Southern European Media: Perceptions of Spanish, Italian, and Greek Specialized Journalists Carlos Arcila-Calderón, David Blanco-Herrero, María Matsiola, Martín Oller-Alonso, Theodora Saridou, Sergio Splendore Journalism Practice
2021-12-16 The Rise of Social Journalism: An Explorative Case Study of a Youth-oriented Instagram News Account Jonathan Hendrickx Journalism Practice
2021-12-17 How Do Chinese Media Frame Arab Uprisings: A Content Analysis Shiming Hu, Weipeng Hou, Jinghong Xu Media and Communication
2021-12-17 From Chiapas to Palestine: Historicizing Social Movement Media Before and Beyond the Arab Uprisings Gretchen King Media and Communication
2021-12-17 The Role of Media and Communication in Reducing Uncertainty During the Syria War Claudia Kozman, Rana Tabbara, Jad Melki Media and Communication
2021-12-17 The Subtle Dynamics of Power Struggles in Tunisia: Local media since the Arab Uprisings Noah Bassil, Nourhan Kassem Media and Communication
2021-12-17 A Case Study: Mada Masr—A Progressive Voice in Egypt and Beyond Nadia Leihs Media and Communication
2021-12-17 Understanding Emerging Media: Voice, Agency, and Precarity in the Post-2011 Arab Mediasphere Yazan Badran Media and Communication
2021-12-17 Beyond Mainstream Media and Communication Perspectives on the Arab Uprisings Hanan Badr, Lena-Maria Möller Media and Communication
2021-12-17 Signaling News Outlet Credibility in a Google Search Gina M. Masullo, Taeyoung Lee, Martin J. Riedl
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-12-17 Telling Every Story: Characteristics of Systematic Reporting David Caswell Journalism Practice
2021-12-18 Understanding the Present Through the Past: A Comparison of Spanish News Coverage of the 1918 Flu and COVID-19 Pandemics Samantha N. Edwards
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-12-19 The Cultivation of Emotions in the Press:
Searching for ‘Education of the Heart’ in German-Language Digital Newspaper Collections
Heidi Hakkarainen Media History
2021-12-19 Register phenomena as international news: risk, register, and translation in Japanese coverage of quotes from the 2020 US presidential debate Wesley Cooper Robertson Continuum
2021-12-19 Disclosing sexual abuse on a news website: a qualitative study of affective narratives Smeeta Mishra Information, Communication & Society
2021-12-19 Satire from a far-away land: psychological distance and satirical news Stephen Skalicky, Britta C. Brugman, Ellen Droog & Christian Burgers Information, Communication & Society
2021-12-19 Female Investigative Journalists: Overcoming Threats, Intimidation, and Violence with Gendered Strategies Maria Konow-Lund & Marte Høiby Journalism Practice
2021-12-19 Covering a Complicated Legacy with a Sledgehammer: Metajournalistic and Audience Discourse After Kobe Bryant’s Death Carolina Velloso, Wei-ping Li, Shannon Scovel, Nohely Alvarez, Md Mahfuzul Haque & Linda Steiner Journalism Studies
2021-12-19 Mapping Peace Journalism: Toward a Shared Understanding of Success Meagan E. Doll & Patricia Moy Journalism Studies
2021-12-20 A Robot, Meteorologist, and Amateur Forecaster Walk into A Bar: Examining Qualitative Responses to A Weather Forecast Delivered via Social Robot Adam M. Rainear, Xianlin Jin, Autumn Edwards, Chad Edwards & Patric R. Spence Communication Studies
2021-12-20 Vol. 10 No. 2 (2021): Les écritures du sport – The writing(s) of sports journalism – As escritas do jornalismo esportivo Multiple writers Sur le journalisme, About journalism, Sobre jornalismo
2021-12-20 Age Differences in Online News Consumption and Online Political Expression in the United States, United Kingdom, and France Shelley Boulianne, Adam Shehata
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-12-20 Public service media, innovation policy and the ‘crowding out’ problem Christian Herzog & James Meese Communication Research and Practice
2021-12-20 The Belt and Road Initiative in Australian mainstream media: Why did its narratives shift from 2013 to 2021? Yuan Jiang
Media International Australia
2021-12-20 Does the Ideology of the Newsroom Affect the Provision of Media Slant? Hans J. G. Hassell, Matthew R. Miles & Kevin Reuning Political Communication
2021-12-20 What is ‘Good’ Climate Journalism? Public Perceptions of Climate Journalism in Denmark Ida Willig,Mark Blach-Ørsten & Rasmus Burkal Journalism Practice
2021-12-21 Data-driven news work culture: Reconciling tensions in epistemic values and practices of news journalism Mats Ekström, Amanda Ramsälv, Oscar Westlund
2021-12-21 Low on trust, high on use datafied media, trust and everyday life David Mathieu, Jannie Hartley-Møller
Big Data & Society
2021-12-21 Understanding I.R. of Iran’s Media Policy: A Concentration on Regulations and Laws Hatef Pourrashidi, Javad Alipoor, Mehran Samadi & Neda Soleimani Southern Communication Journal
2021-12-21 New Online Journalism Businesses: Exploring Profiles, Models and Variables in the Current Brazilian Scenario Elizabeth Saad & Stefanie C. da Silveira Journalism Practice
2021-12-22 “The Boundaries are Blurry…”: How Comment Moderators in Germany See and Respond to Hate Comments Sünje Paasch-Colberg & Christian Strippel Journalism Studies
2021-12-23 Perpetrator witnessing: Testing the norms and forms of witnessing through livestreaming terror attacks Mette Mortensen
2021-12-23 Children and the Radio: Who Should Listen to Whom? Alice Nemcova Tejkalova, Olga Gheorghiev, Marketa Supa & Victoria Nainova Journalism Practice
2021-12-24 Redemption vs. #MeToo: How Journalists Addressed Kobe Bryant’s Rape Case in Crafting His Memory Patrick Walters Journalism Practice
2021-12-24 Managing government legitimacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in China: a semantic network analysis of state-run media Sina Weibo posts Cui Zhang Meadows, Lu Tang & Wenxue Zou Chinese Journal of Communication
2021-12-26 News from the ad archive: how journalists use the facebook ad library to hold online advertising accountable Paddy Leerssen, Tom Dobber, Natali Helberger & Claes de Vreese Information, Communication & Society
2021-12-26 When Reporters Make the News: Narrated Role Performance During Colombia’s Post-Conflict with the FARC Guerrilla Group Andrea Cancino-Borbón, Marta Milena Barrios & Lyz Salas-Vega Journalism Studies
2021-12-26 “Stop Giving Us the Negatives of the Other Side’s Aims”: The EU Referendum Through Letters to the Editor Iñaki Garcia-Blanco &Lucy Bennett Journalism Studies
2021-12-26 When Everyone’s a Critic: How U.S. Arts and Culture Critics Strategize to Maintain Their Cultural Authority Kelsey Whipple Journalism Studies
2021-12-26 Constructing the ultimate “leftover women”: Chinese media’s representation of female PhDs in the postsocialist era Xiaomeng Li Feminist Media Studies
2021-12-27 The more, the better? Effects of transparency tools and moderators on the perceived credibility of news articles Jakob Henke, Stefanie Holtrup, Wiebke Möhring
2021-12-27 Resisting the resistance (journalism): Ben Smith, Ronan Farrow, and delineating boundaries of practice Patrick Ferrucci, Gino Canella
2021-12-28 A Global Perspective on Ethics: New Resources for Teaching and Discussing Media Ethics and Journalism Ethics Kati Tusinski Berg Journal of Media Ethics
2021-12-29 Portrait of liberal chaos: RT’s antagonistic strategic narration about the Netherlands Aiden Hoyle, Helma van den Berg, Bertjan Doosje, Martijn Kitzen
Media, War & Conflict
2021-12-29 Shaping the ‘inexplicable’: A social constructionist analysis of news reporting of familicide-suicide Audrey Galvin, Fergal Quinn, Yvonne Cleary
2021-12-29 COVID-19 surveillance in Israeli press: Spatiality, mobility, and control Aya Yadlin, Avi Marciano
Mobile Media & Communication
2021-12-29 Do journalists cater to audience’s social identity? Assessing the alignment of news content with readers’ national identity orientations Miki Tanikawa
International Communication Gazette
2021-12-30 Examining the digital renewal of news communication: A categorization of presentation modes in digital journalism Lea Püchel, Christian-Mathias Wellbrock
New Media & Society
2021-12-30 “Toxic atmosphere effect”: Uncivil online comments cue negative audience perceptions of news outlet credibility Gina M Masullo, Ori Tenenboim, Shuning Lu
2021-12-30 Mitigating the consequences of negative news: How constructive journalism enhances self-efficacy and news credibility Christian Staal Bruun Overgaard
2021-12-30 “Why I quit journalism:” Former journalists’ advice giving as a way to regain control Nick Mathews, Valérie Bélair-Gagnon, Matt Carlson
2021-12-30 Discursive representation of the Article 370 abrogation: A comparative CDA of the headlines of two major Indian online news publications Arif Hussain Nadaf
2021-12-30 Logics, tensions and negotiations in the everyday life of a news-ranking algorithm Jakob Svensson
2021-12-30 The degree of heterogeneity of news consumption in Germany—Descriptive statistics and relations with individual differences in personality, ideological attitudes, and voting intentions Cornelia Sindermann, Christopher Kannen, Christian Montag
New Media & Society
2021-12-30 Examining the digital renewal of news communication: A categorization of presentation modes in digital journalism Lea Püchel, Christian-Mathias Wellbrock
New Media & Society
2021-12-30 Post-regime-change Afghan and Iraqi media systems: Strategic ambivalence as technology of media governance Mohammed A Salih
Media, War & Conflict
2021-12-31 Interactive documentary and the reinvention of digital journalism, 2015–2020 David O Dowling
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
2021-12-31 Stereotypes and sexism? Effects of gender, topic, and user comments on journalists’ credibility Mario Haim, Kim Maurus
2021-12-31 Pride and Anxiety: British Journalists’ Emotional Labour in the Covid-19 Pandemic Maja Šimunjak Journalism Studies

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Digital Nomad Lifestyle: How to Work and Travel Simultaneously

Alice Trout



The digital nomad lifestyle has gained popularity in recent years as technology has made it increasingly feasible to work from anywhere in the world. Whether you dream of exploring new cultures, experiencing different landscapes, or simply escaping the confines of a traditional office, the digital nomad lifestyle offers a unique blend of work and travel. In this guide, we will explore what it means to be a digital nomad, how to transition to this lifestyle, and practical tips for success.

What is a Digital Nomad?

A digital nomad is someone who embraces a location-independent lifestyle, allowing them to work remotely while traveling or living in various places. Digital nomads leverage technology to maintain their careers or businesses, making it possible to explore the world while earning a living.

Transitioning to the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

Transitioning to a digital nomad lifestyle requires careful planning and preparation:

1. Assess Your Skills and Job Compatibility

Evaluate your current skills and job to determine if they can be done remotely. Many professions, such as web development, writing, graphic design, and online marketing, are well-suited for remote work.

2. Secure a Reliable Source of Income

Before embarking on your digital nomad journey, ensure you have a stable source of income. This could involve working for an employer who allows remote work, freelancing, starting an online business, or offering consulting services.

3. Set Up Your Workspace

Create a portable and efficient workspace. Invest in a reliable laptop, a comfortable backpack, and any other tools or accessories you need for work. Consider backup power sources and a good internet connection.

4. Plan Your Finances

Set a budget and emergency fund for your travels. Understand the cost of living in the destinations you plan to visit and adjust your budget accordingly. It’s essential to have financial stability while on the road.

5. Choose Your Destinations

Select destinations that align with your interests and goals. Research visa requirements, safety, and the availability of reliable internet. Start with a mix of affordable and well-connected places to ease into the lifestyle.

6. Pack Light and Efficiently

Pack only the essentials. You’ll quickly realize that less is more when you’re constantly on the move. Opt for versatile clothing, a first aid kit, and travel-sized toiletries.

Tips for a Successful Digital Nomad Lifestyle

Once you’ve transitioned to the digital nomad lifestyle, these tips will help you thrive:

1. Establish a Routine

Create a daily work routine that includes dedicated work hours, breaks, and time for exploration. A structured routine helps maintain productivity.

2. Prioritize Time Management

Efficient time management is crucial. Use productivity tools, like task lists and project management software, to stay organized and meet deadlines.

3. Maintain Work-Life Balance

Set boundaries between work and leisure. Disconnect from work when it’s time to relax and explore your surroundings.

4. Seek Reliable Wi-Fi

Choose accommodations with dependable internet access, or consider coworking spaces or coffee shops with good connectivity for work.

5. Back Up Your Data

Regularly back up your work and personal data to prevent loss in case of theft or technical issues.

6. Stay Healthy

Prioritize your physical and mental health. Exercise, eat well, and manage stress. Access to healthcare is essential, so consider travel insurance that covers medical emergencies.

7. Connect with the Nomad Community

Join online forums, social media groups, or local meetups to connect with fellow digital nomads. They can provide valuable insights, recommendations, and a sense of community.

8. Embrace Cultural Experiences

Immerse yourself in the culture of each destination. Try local cuisine, attend cultural events, and learn a few phrases in the local language to enhance your travel experience.

9. Plan Ahead But Be Flexible

Have a general itinerary, but be open to spontaneity. Unexpected opportunities and experiences often arise while traveling.

10. Reflect and Adjust

Regularly assess your digital nomad lifestyle. Reflect on what’s working and what needs improvement. Adapt your approach to align with your evolving goals and preferences.

Challenges of the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

While the digital nomad lifestyle offers many benefits, it also comes with its challenges:

  • Loneliness: Frequent travel can lead to feelings of isolation. Building a supportive network and staying in touch with loved ones is essential.
  • Time Zone Differences: If you work with clients or colleagues in different time zones, managing communication and meetings can be challenging.
  • Stability: The constant change of environments may affect your sense of stability and routine. It’s crucial to adapt and find comfort in uncertainty.
  • Visa and Legal Issues: Navigating visa requirements and legalities in different countries can be complex. Research and preparation are key.

In Conclusion

The digital nomad lifestyle offers the freedom to explore the world while maintaining a career or business. With careful planning, a reliable source of income, and a commitment to maintaining a balanced work-travel lifestyle, you can experience the joys and adventures of life as a digital nomad. Embrace the challenges and opportunities that come your way, and remember that the journey is just as important as the destination.

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Navigating the Creative Realm: Unleashing the Potential with PR Agencies

Alice Trout



In the vibrant world of hobbies and lifestyle, where self-expression and creativity reign supreme, the role of Public Relations (PR) agencies might not be immediately apparent. However, beneath the surface of personal pursuits lies a need for effective communication, brand visibility, and strategic messaging. In this article, we’ll explore how PR agencies play a crucial role in addressing a common challenge within the realm of hobbies and lifestyles, and how they offer ingenious solutions to help individuals and businesses thrive.

The Challenge: Amplifying Authenticity in a Noisy World

In a digital era overflowing with information, finding one’s unique voice amidst the noise can be quite the challenge. Whether you’re an artist seeking recognition, a small business catering to niche interests, or an enthusiast promoting a specialized hobby, the struggle to stand out and connect with the right audience is real.

Case Study: The Quest for Artistic Recognition

Imagine an aspiring painter, Emily, with an extraordinary talent for creating intricate miniature landscapes. Despite her undeniable skill, Emily finds herself struggling to gain the recognition her art truly deserves. This is a common predicament faced by many talented individuals across various hobbies and creative pursuits.

The Solution: Harnessing the Power of PR Agencies

Enter PR agencies, the unsung heroes of the creative realm. These agencies possess the tools and expertise needed to bridge the gap between exceptional talent and widespread appreciation. Through strategic storytelling, media outreach, and tailored branding, PR agencies have the ability to amplify Emily’s artistic journey, creating a narrative that resonates with audiences far and wide.

Crafting Compelling Narratives

PR agencies excel in crafting narratives that captivate hearts and minds. By delving into Emily’s artistic process, her inspirations, and the stories behind each miniature masterpiece, these agencies can weave a compelling story that engages art enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Targeted Outreach and Engagement

PR agencies are adept at identifying the right platforms and communities where Emily’s art would flourish. Whether it’s through feature articles in art magazines, collaborations with influencers, or captivating social media campaigns, these agencies ensure that Emily’s work reaches the eyes of those who truly appreciate it.

Elevating Small Businesses: A Different Angle

While PR agencies can work wonders for individual creatives, their impact on small businesses within the hobby and lifestyle sphere is equally noteworthy.

Case Study: A Quaint Tea Shop’s Quest for Tea Enthusiasts

Consider a charming tea shop nestled in a cozy corner of a bustling city. Despite its delightful ambiance and curated tea selections, the shop struggles to attract a loyal customer base. This is where a PR agency’s expertise comes into play.

The Solution: Crafting an Irresistible Brand Story

PR agencies specialize in transforming businesses into compelling brands. By delving into the history of the tea shop, the unique varieties of tea it offers, and the passion that goes into curating the experience, these agencies can create a brand story that resonates with tea enthusiasts seeking an authentic and immersive experience.

Strategic Events and Partnerships

PR agencies can orchestrate events such as tea tasting sessions, collaborations with local artisans, and interactive workshops. By fostering a sense of community and shared interest, these initiatives can turn the tea shop into a vibrant hub for tea aficionados.

Conclusion: Elevating the Creative Spirit with PR Magic

In the dynamic realm of hobbies and lifestyle, PR agencies serve as valuable allies in overcoming the challenge of visibility and recognition. Whether it’s propelling the journey of individual artists or breathing new life into small businesses, these agencies have the power to transform creative endeavors into inspiring success stories. So, if you find yourself seeking to amplify your creative pursuits or give your passion project the spotlight it deserves, consider the potential that a PR agency Paris can bring—just like the artistry of Emily or the charm of a tea shop waiting to be discovered.

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Former English Teacher Transforms into Full-Time Professional Mermaid

Alice Trout



Not everyone dreams of joining the human world like Ariel from “The Little Mermaid.” Some prefer the depths of the ocean, where things are definitely wetter. Such is the case for Moss Green, a woman who left her career as an English teacher to pursue her passion as a full-time professional mermaid in Italy.

Originally from Torquay, Devon, Moss moved to Sicily in 2016 to teach English. During the pandemic, she sought a new hobby that would remind her of home. It was on her local beach that she witnessed a mesmerizing sight—a person emerging from the sea dressed as a magical merman. Inspired by this enchanting encounter, Moss decided to give mermaiding a try.

Her first attempt at mermaiding was exhilarating and exciting, allowing her to feel more connected with nature and the sea. Over time, her hobby evolved into a profession when she was offered a mermaid role in Lampedusa, Italy, through Instagram. To become a professional mermaid, Moss underwent training in breath-holding, diving, and performing tricks.

Despite earning a lower income compared to her teaching career, Moss expresses contentment and has no regrets about her career change. During the summer months, she dedicates approximately 12 hours a day to her work, hosting boat trips and teaching people to swim like mythical sea creatures.

Reflecting on her journey, Moss explains, “One day, all of a sudden, I saw this magical merman come out of the water, and then he dived in again, but what came out, it wasn’t legs, it was actually a tail. It was really magical to see on the secluded beach – at that moment it became really clear to me that mermaiding was what I wanted as a new hobby – it was a bit different, and I could do it alone.”

Due to pandemic restrictions limiting her usual pastimes, Moss turned to the sea. She vividly recalls her first mermaiding experience in Scotland, despite the freezing temperatures. Her excitement overshadowed the cold water, and she realized mermaiding was a passion she wanted to pursue.

As a professional mermaid, Moss not only entertains but also educates people about marine wildlife and the importance of maintaining clean seas and beaches. She conducts plastic collections with students, imparting lessons on environmental friendliness.

Although her current salary is lower than what she earned as a teacher, Moss emphasizes that it’s enough to sustain her and that the joy she derives from her work outweighs financial considerations. Moss has eight mermaid tails, each costing between £20 and £150, and she always keeps one with her when near water in case she feels the urge to dive in.

While her career choice may seem unconventional, Moss’s family wasn’t entirely surprised. Her mother initially considered it a passing hobby, but as time went on, she realized it was more than that. Moss enjoys interacting with people, often posing for pictures and answering questions about her unique profession.

For Moss, mermaiding is a true passion, and she sees herself continuing on this unconventional career path. She finds freedom and fulfillment in embracing the life of a mermaid.

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