Global trek and good reads

The joy of 'slow journalism,' often referred to as long-form journalism' is coming back in demand, in part because of the internet, which offers more ways for writers to publish their works.

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August 16, 2021 - 10:05 AM

Journalist Paul Salopek is walking around the world. A worthy site is Big Bend National Park in southwestern Texas. (David Barrow/Austin American Statesman/TNS)

Eight and a half years ago, Paul Salopek set out on a long walk: 21,000 miles across four continents. He’s still walking.

His aim was to replicate, as far as possible, the migration route that carried early humans from Africa through Asia and to the Americas.

The journey took our species perhaps 50,000 years. Salopek, a California-born journalist, figured he could do it in seven.

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