Saturday, July 3, 2010

Patriotic postcards rich in symbolism and value

"On Sunday, we celebrate our country's birthday — a time for parades and flag-waving, backyard cookouts and the requisite fireworks show. It's also an ideal chance for collectors to pull out their century-old patriotic postcards and put them on display."

For a look at history through the lens of postcards, click here.

Army of 'citizen journalists' create headaches, opportunities for aid world

"The growing army of 'citizen journalists' operating in humanitarian crises who file news with great speed but often with no training present a headache for the aid community but also an opportunity to tell the story from a new angle and potentially save lives, aid workers and reporters said on Friday."

Click here for more on the story of amateur journalists and how they are challenging aid organizations.