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Research of November 2021

Patricia Cruz



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

Published Title Author(s) Journal / publisher
2021-11-01 Is pro-Kremlin Disinformation Effective? Evidence from Ukraine Aaron Erlich, Calvin Garner
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-11-01 No Polarization From Partisan News: Over-Time Evidence From Trace Data Magdalena Wojcieszak, Sjifra de Leeuw, Ericka Menchen-Trevino, Seungsu Lee, Ke M. Huang-Isherwood, Brian Weeks
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-11-01 Media Systems and Attention Cycles: Volume and Topics of News Coverage on COVID-19 in the United States and China Christopher D. Wirz, Anqi Shao, Luye Bao, Emily L. Howell, Hannah Monroe, Kaiping Chen
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-11-01 “Successful” identity transformation: the representation of Israeli post-Soviet immigrant women in La’isha Yulia Shevchenko & Einat Lachover Feminist Media Studies
2021-11-01 The Potential of Interactivity and Gamification Within Immersive Journalism & Interactive Documentary (I-Docs) to Explore Climate Change Literacy and Inoculate Against Misinformation Lawrence Brannon, Lisa Gold, Johnny Magee & Geoff Walton Journalism Practice
2021-11-02 Business as Usual: How Journalism’s Professional Logics Continue to Shape News Organization Policies Around Social Media Audiences Kelly Fincham Journalism Practice
2021-11-02 Fighting an Armed Doctrine: The Struggle to Modernize German Propaganda During World War I (1914–1918) Elisabeth Fondren
Journalism & Communication Monographs
2021-11-02 War Propaganda and the Patriotic Model of the News in the 21st Century Sarah Oates
Journalism & Communication Monographs
2021-11-02 Propaganda and Myth: The Case of France Ross F. Collins
Journalism & Communication Monographs
2021-11-03 Audience research is far from new, so don’t overlook the old goldmines Dane S. Claussen
Newspaper Research Journal
2021-11-03 The Normativity of Communication Research: A Content Analysis of Normative Claims in Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (1970–2014) Stephanie Geise, Ulrike Klinger, Melanie Magin, Kathrin Friederike Müller, Cordula Nitsch, Claudia Riesmeyer, Liane Rothenberger, Christina Schumann, Annika Sehl, Cornelia Wallner & Arne Freya Zillich Mass Communication and Society
2021-11-04 Making Sense of Pandemic-Induced Changes in Journalism and Beyond Eun-Ju Lee Digital Journalism
2021-11-04 Canaries in the climate coal mine: Climate change and COVID-19 as meta-crisis Laura Robinson First Monday
2021-11-04 Electoral news sharing: a study of changes in news coverage and Facebook sharing behaviour during the 2018 Mexican elections Ernesto de León, Susan Vermeer & Damian Trilling Information, Communication & Society
2021-11-05 A data-driven approach to studying changing vocabularies in historical newspaper collections Simon Hengchen, Ruben Ros, Jani Marjanen, Mikko Tolonen Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
2021-11-05 “We always report under pressure”: Professionalism and journalistic identity among regional journalists in a conflict zone Sayyed Fawad Ali Shah, Tamar Ginossar, Muhammad Ittefaq
2021-11-05 The Impact of Political Identity and Outgroup Partisan Media Contact on Intergroup Bias and Unwillingness to Compromise with the Opposing Party: An Intergroup Threat Approach Mei-Chen Lin &Paul M. Haridakis Mass Communication and Society
2021-11-07 Beyond the state as the ‘cold monster’: the importance of Russian alternative media in reconfiguring the hegemonic state discourse Kirill Filimonov & Nico Carpentier Critical Discourse Studies
2021-11-07 (Anti-)feminism and cisgenderism in sports media Gabriel Knott-Fayle, Elizabeth Peel & Gemma Witcomb Feminist Media Studies
2021-11-07 A Different Kind of Transgender Celebrity: From Entertainment Narrative to the “Wrong Body” Discourse in Japanese Media Culture Michelle H. S. Ho
Television & New Media
2021-11-08 Gatekeeping, Gatewatching and the Art of Crowdsourcing in African Media Systems: A Case of Zambian Newsrooms Gregory Gondwe Communicatio
2021-11-08 Convergence of linear television and digital platforms: An analysis of YouTube offer and consumption Ana González-Neira, Jorge Vázquez-Herrero, Natalia Quintas-Froufe
European Journal of Communication
2021-11-08 Anti-Media Discourse and Violence Against Journalists: Evidence From Chávez’s Venezuela Kyong Mazzaro
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-11-08 A 20-year stocktake of Aotearoa New Zealand’s performance in the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP): Feminisation of the newsroom but still not gender parity Susan Fountaine, Cathy Strong, Flora Galy-Badenas & Leon Salter Communication Research and Practice
2021-11-09 Promises Granted: Venture Philanthropy and Tech Ideology in Metajournalistic Discourse Brian Creech & Perry Parks Journalism Studies
2021-11-09 Media and Science Policy: Who Influences Whom Regarding Complementary and Alternative Medicines Regulation Lorena Cano-Orón, Emilia H. Lopera-Pareja
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-11-09 Deciding what’s (sharable) news: Social movement organizations as curating actors in the political information system Thomas J Billard Communication Monographs
2021-11-09 How African countries respond to fake news and hate speech Lisa Garbe, Lisa-Marie Selvik & Pauline Lemaire Information, Communication & Society
2021-11-09 Resisting Privilege: Effects of a White Privilege Message Intervention and Conservative Media Use on Freedom Threat and Racial Attitudes Matthew A. Lapierre & Jennifer Stevens Aubrey Mass Communication and Society
2021-11-10 The Discursive Constitution of Mafia Journalism as a Network Beat Sergio Splendore Journalism Practice
2021-11-10 “The American Outlaws Are Our People”: Fox Sports and the Branded Ambivalence of an American Soccer Fan at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Charlotte E. Howell
Television & New Media
2021-11-10 Affordances for Sense-Making: Exploring Their Availability for Users of Online News Sites Damon Kiesow, Shuhua Zhou & Lei Guo Digital Journalism
2021-11-10 Resource Exchanges Between Mobile News Apps and Third-Parties Aske Kammer Digital Journalism
2021-11-10 Alternative News Orientation and Trust in Mainstream Media: A Longitudinal Audience Perspective Kim Andersen, Adam Shehata & Dennis Andersson Digital Journalism
2021-11-10 Print Imprint: The Connection Between the Physical Newspaper and the Self Nick Mathews
Journal of Communication Inquiry
2021-11-11 Exposure to television and support for restrictive immigration policies in the midst of the immigration crisis: A cross-national comparison Nella Geurts, Roos Geurts, Peer Scheepers, Maurice Vergeer Social Science Quarterly
2021-11-11 Framing socio-political controversy: The 2012 Spanish labor reform as a case study of cascading activation Sergio Álvarez Sánchez, Alfredo Arceo Vacas
European Journal of Communication
2021-11-11 A theory of media freedom Damian Tambini Journal of Media Law
2021-11-11 Agenda Setting by News and by the Audience in a News Portal Panel Experiment Martina Santia, Raymond J. Pingree, Kirill Bryanov & Brian K. Watson Mass Communication and Society
2021-11-11 Reporting from My Home: Location Effect on the Para-Social Phenomenon and the News Broadcast Industry Kirstin Pellizzaro & Madeleine Liseblad Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2021-11-11 Hostile Media Perception on Twitter: The Effect of Mediated Social Identity Cues on Biased Perception Eric J. Cooks & Anneliese Bolland Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2021-11-12 The Coronavirus Pandemic as a Critical Moment for Digital Journalism Thorsten Quandt & Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Digital Journalism
2021-11-12 Deepfakes and documentary practice in an age of misinformation Craig Hight Continuum
2021-11-12 The Imagined Industry Elena Maris International Journal of Communication
2021-11-12 Elaboration, Cancer Worry, and Risk Perception Mediate the Association Between News Attention on the Internet and Intention to Uptake HPV Vaccination: Extending the Cognitive Mediation Model Li Li, John Robert Bautista International Journal of Communication
2021-11-12 From Invisibility to the Public Sphere: The Hybrid Media Strategy of a New Party (Podemos, Spain, 2014–2015) Víctor Sampedro, Rafael Durán, Francisco Seoane, Alessandra Farné International Journal of Communication
2021-11-13 Understanding digital disconnection beyond media studies Hallvard Moe, Ole Jacob Madsen
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
2021-11-13 When media events fail: the transformation of the Israeli peace discourse at the funeral of Shimon Peres Yuval Katz Critical Studies in Media Communication
2021-11-14 Assessing conditions for inter-firm collaboration as a revenue strategy for politically pressured news media Clare Elizabeth Cook Journal of Media Business Studies
2021-11-14 “She’s the communication expert”: digital labor and the implications of datafied relational communication Signe Sophus Lai Feminist Media Studies
2021-11-14 #MeToo movement in political media era: a comparison of U.S. media and Korean media Meehyun Jeon, Hyoung Oh Kim & Chang Wan Woo Communication Quarterly
2021-11-15 Constructing the “Gender Beat:” U.S. Journalists Refocus the News in the Aftermath of #Metoo Meg Heckman Journalism Practice
2021-11-15 Advancing digital disconnection research: Introduction to the special issue Stine Lomborg, Brita Ytre-Arne
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
2021-11-16 Who is to Blame? Analysis of Government and News Media Frames During the 2014 Earthquake in Chile Magdalena Saldaña
Journalism Studies
2021-11-16 The State of the News Beat: Expertise and Division of Labour in Current Newsrooms Zvi Reich, Oded Jackman, Tal Mishaly & Liri Blum Journalism Practice
2021-11-16 Oh, no, Pokémon GO! Media panic and fear of mobility in news coverage of an augmented reality phenomenon Tal Laor, Hananel Rosenberg, Nili Steinfeld
Mobile Media & Communication
2021-11-17 Resistance to ‘Framing’? The Portrayal of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Hong Kong’s Online Media Isabella Ng, Sharice Fung-Yee Choi & Alex Lih-Shing Chan Journalism Practice
2021-11-18 One Recommender Fits All? An Exploration of User Satisfaction With Text-Based News Recommender Systems Mareike Wieland,
Gerret von Nordheim, Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw
Media and Communication
2021-11-18 When Algorithms Recommend What’s New(s): New Dynamics of Decision-Making and Autonomy in Newsgathering Hannes Cools, Baldwin Van Gorp, Michaël Opgenhaffen Media and Communication
2021-11-18 Epistemic Overconfidence in Algorithmic News Selection Mariken van der Velden, Felicia Loecherbach Media and Communication
2021-11-18 Algorithmic or Human Source? Examining Relative Hostile Media Effect With a Transformer-Based Framework Chenyan Jia, Ruibo Liu Media and Communication
2021-11-18 Investigating Algorithmic Misconceptions in a Media Context: Source of a New Digital Divide? Brahim Zarouali, Natali Helberger, Claes H. de Vreese Media and Communication
2021-11-18 How Algorithmic Systems Changed Communication in a Digital Society Sanne Kruikemeier, Sophie C. Boerman, Nadine Bol Media and Communication
2021-11-18 The coverage of clashes between migrants and authorities at the U.S.–Mexico border: a comparative discourse analysis Jorge Freddy Bolanos Lopez & Linda Jean Kenix The Journal of International Communication
2021-11-18 The role of multi-platform news consumption in explaining civic participation during the COVID-19 pandemic: A communication mediation approach Cato Waeterloos, Michel Walrave, Koen Ponnet
New Media & Society
2021-11-18 Heroes of the Day After Tomorrow: “The Oil Worker” in Norwegian Climate Coverage 2017–2021 Andreas Ytterstad, Camilla Houeland & David Jordhus-Lier Journalism Practice
2021-11-18 News Sharing Using Self-destructive Content in Digital Native Media from an International Perspective José Sixto-García, Ana Isabel Rodríguez-Vázquez & Xosé López-García Journalism Practice
2021-11-19 From “Cool Observer” to “Emotional Participant”: The Practice of Immersive Journalism Nele Goutier, Yael de Haan, Kiki de Bruin, Sophie Lecheler & Sanne Kruikemeier Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Hearts and Hahas of the Public: Exploring How Protest Frames and Sentiment Influence Emotional Emoji Engagement with Facebook News Posts Danielle K. Kilgo & Summer Harlow Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 “Tell the Story as You’d Tell It to Your Friends in a Pub”: Emotional Storytelling in Election Reporting by BuzzFeed News and Vice News James Dennis & Susana Sampaio-Dias Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Critical Emotions: Cultural Criticism as an Intrinsically Emotional Type of Journalism Nete Nørgaard Kristensen Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Journalistic Passion as Commodity: A Managerial Perspective Carl-Gustav Lindén, Katja Lehtisaari, Mikko Grönlund & Mikko Villi Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Replacing the Public with Customers: How Emotions Define Today’s Broadcast Journalism Markets. A Comparative Study Between Television Journalists in the UK and India Antje Glück Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 The Aftertaste you Cannot Erase. Career Histories, Emotions and Emotional Management in Local Newsrooms Lenka Waschková Císařová Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Journalism and Emotional Work Mervi Pantti & Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Journalism as an Affective Institution. Emotional Labor and the Discourse on Fraud at Der Spiegel Margreth Lünenborg & Débora Medeiros Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Journalism as an Affective Institution. Emotional Labor and the Discourse on Fraud at Der Spiegel Margreth Lünenborg & Débora Medeiros Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Tired, Hungry, and on Deadline: Affect and Emotion in the Practice of Conflict Journalism Richard Stupart Journalism Studies
2021-11-20 State as Salesman: International Economic Engagement and Foreign News Coverage in China Hanzhang Liu & Chengyuan Ji Political Communication
2021-11-21 A content analysis of newspaper coverage of maternal mortality from 2010-2019 Amy Delaney & Gabi N. Singleton Communication Research Reports
2021-11-21 Ethnic news and its effects on presidential approval among Chinese Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic Jiehua Zhang The Journal of International Communication
2021-11-22 Online Strategies of the Largest Broadcasters in the Times of Uncertainty. The Case of Russia Elena Vartanova, Andrey Vyrkovsky & Daria Vyugina International Journal on Media Management
2021-11-22 Journalists’ Misjudgement of Audience Opinion David Nicolas Hopmann, Andreas R.T. Schuck
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-11-22 Media Consensus and Divergences in Norway During the Second Wave of Coronavirus Infections Birgitte Kjos Fonn & Nathalie Hyde-Clarke Journalism Practice
2021-11-22 News Stories About Fallen Journalists: The Institutional History of the Hero Myth in Journalistic Practice Raymond McCaffrey Journalism Practice
2021-11-22 Verification of Digital Sources in Swedish Newsrooms — A Technical Issue or a Question of Newsroom Culture? Malin Picha Edwardsson, Walid Al-Saqaf & Gunnar Nygren Journalism Practice
2021-11-22 More Than Numbers:An Intersectional Examination of Media Portrayals of Formerly Incarcerated Women Gladys and Jamie Scott Sherri Williams Feminist Media Studies
2021-11-23 Presenting the People’s Republic: what drives images of China in the press? Runping Zhu, Jinrui Wei, Richard Krever, Yu Huang
Media International Australia
2021-11-23 My pandemic news is better than yours: audience perceptions of early news coverage about Covid-19
Mallory R. Perryman Communication Research Reports
2021-11-23 Journalists on Instagram: Presenting Professional Identity and Role on Image-focused Social Media Diana Bossio Journalism Practice
2021-11-23 Containing a Corona Misinfodemic and Covidiocy: Political Talk Shows on German Public-Service TV Jana Fedtke, Mohammed Ibahrine, Bouziane Zaid & Don Donghee Shin Journalism Practice
2021-11-23 The “Audience Logic” in Digital Journalism: An Exploration of Shifting News Logics Across Media Types and Time Sina Blassnig & Frank Esser Journalism Studies
2021-11-24 Youth Political Talk in the Changing Media Environment: A Cross-National Typology Neta Kligler-Vilenchik, Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt, Pablo J. Boczkowski, Kaori Hayashi, Eugenia Mitchelstein, Mikko Villi
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-11-24 ‘The race for space’: capitalism, the country and the city in Britain under covid 19 Jilly Boyce Kay & Helen Wood Continuum
2021-11-24 Gendered power relations in the digital age: an analysis of Japanese women’s media choice and use within a global context Kaori Hayashi, Pablo J. Boczkowski, Neta Kligler-Vilenchik , Eugenia Mitchelstein, Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt & Mikko Villi Feminist Media Studies
2021-11-24 ‘Sharing expertise with the public’: The production of communicability and the ethics of media dialogical networking Simon Smith Discourse, Context & Media
2021-11-24 A Sadness Bias in Political News Sharing? The Role of Discrete Emotions in the Engagement and Dissemination of Political News on Facebook Ernesto de León, Damian Trilling
Social Media + Society
2021-11-25 Solving Egypt’s Economic Crisis: The Strategic Role of Chinese, Russian, and Egyptian Media Narratives Marco Ehrl & Robert Hinck International Journal of Strategic Communication
2021-11-25 Indigenous-language Media Research in Africa: Gains, Losses, Towards a New Research Agenda Thulani Tshabangu & Abiodun Salawu African Journalism Studies
2021-11-27 Social media news deserts: Digital inequalities and incidental news exposure on social media platforms Matthew Barnidge, Michael A Xenos
New Media & Society
2021-11-27 Power Sharing and Media Freedom in Dictatorships Greg Chih-Hsin Sheen, Hans H. Tung & Wen-Chin Wu Political Communication
2021-11-28 Pioneers as Peers: How Entrepreneurial Journalists Imagine the Futures of Journalism Juho Ruotsalainen, Sirkka Heinonen, Jaana Hujanen & Mikko Villi Digital Journalism
2021-11-29 Fake News Cues: Examining the Impact of Content, Source, and Typology of News Cues on People’s Confidence in Identifying Mis- and Disinformation Amber Hinsley, Avery Holton International Journal of Communication
2021-11-29 Freedom of Speech and Press in Muslim-Majority Countries Shugofa Dastgeer, Daxton Stewart International Journal of Communication
2021-11-29 News Frames in the Context of a Substantial Increase in Migration: Differences Between Media Platforms and Immigrants’ Nationality Andrés Scherman, Nicolle Etchegaray International Journal of Communication
2021-11-29 Covering Technology Risks and Responsibility: Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Algorithms in the Media Cornelia Brantner, Florian Saurwein International Journal of Communication
2021-11-29 Agenda-Cutting Versus Agenda-Building: Does Sponsored Content Influence Corporate News Coverage in U.S. Media? Christopher Joseph Vargo, Michelle A. Amazeen International Journal of Communication
2021-11-29 Media Campaign Strategies in Communicating HIV/AIDS in Zambia: Comparing Risk and Crisis Communication Strategies in Mitigating Behavior Change Among Sex Workers Gregory Gondwe, Eric Kwame Adae International Journal of Communication
2021-11-29 More than just collateral damage. Ramifications of the pandemic for freedom of the press Christina Holtz-Bacha Publizistik
2021-11-29 Are Journalists Reporting on the Highest-Impact Climate Solutions? Findings from a Survey of Environmental Journalists Amanda C. Borth, Eryn Campbell, Sammi Munson, Shaelyn M. Patzer, William A. Yagatich & Edward Maibach Journalism Practice
2021-11-29 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coverage in the Spanish Digital Press During the 2016 Rio Olympics Juana Salido-Fernandez & Ana Maria Muñoz-Muñoz Journalism Practice
2021-11-29 Mobile News Learning — Investigating Political Knowledge Gains in a Social Media Newsfeed with Mobile Eye Tracking Jakob Ohme, Ewa H. Masłowska & Cornelia Mothes Political Communication
2021-11-30 The Representation of Syrian Refugees in Canadian Online Media: A Focus on the Topos of Burdening Manar Mustafa, Zahariah Pilus, Maskanah Mohammad Lotfie Canadian Journal of Communication
2021-11-30 Are You Frightened? Children’s Cognitive and Affective Reactions to News Coverage of School Shootings Gyo Hyun Koo Mass Communication and Society
2021-11-30 From Global Doom to Sustainable Solutions: International News Magazines’ Multimodal Framing of our Future with Climate Change Lars Guenther, Michael Brüggemann & Shorouk Elkobros Journalism Studies
2021-11-30 Journalism Education’s Response to the Challenges of Digital Transformation: A Dispositive Analysis of Journalism Training and Education Programs Susanne Kirchhoff Journalism Studies
2021-11-30 Invisible in This Visual World? Work and Working Conditions of Female Photographers in the Global South Saumava Mitra, Brenda L. Witherspoon & Sara Creta Journalism Studies
2021-11-30 Getting the Story Right: Reader Critiques of “The Last Days of Joe McCarthy” Julie B. Lane American Journalism
2021-11-30 Boundaries and Journalistic Authority in Newspaper Coverage of the Hutchins Report Patrick Walters American Journalism
2021-11-30 Breaking the White Circle: How the Press and Courts Quieted a Chicago Hate Group, 1949–1952 Erika J. Pribanic-Smith & Jared Schroeder American Journalism
2021-11-30 Amelia Bloomer, The Lily, and Early Feminist Discourse in the US Tracy Lucht American Journalism
2021-11-30 Regaining Control over Nature or Learning to Live in Harmony with It: Media Framing of Environmental Issues Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic Olena Morozova, Olena Pankevych Communication Today

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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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