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In today’s wired world, it’s easy to learn about issues anywhere that might affect us or be of interest. So news of a disaster, for example, can be instantly transmitted, shared and discussed by people wherever they might be.

In this global village, though, few people seem to question the image of the physical world that they have in their heads — most commonly, a world map that uses the Mercator projection.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
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