Geocaching Article

For all your general chit chat, caching or not.
Post Reply
The Rats
5000 or more caches found
5000 or more caches found
Posts: 436
Joined: 08 April 03 12:44 pm
Location: Wollongong NSW
Contact:

Geocaching Article

Post by The Rats » 21 February 05 12:07 pm

Heres an article that appeared in the Illawarra Mercury over the weekend. It makes reference to both the 'au' & 'com' sites which is good :D and for the un-initiated its a fairly informative article. However its dissappointing to see that the article only quotes US cachers. :evil: <BR>I'm not sure where they sourced their info from as no local cachers were contacted, but does mention some of the local caches.<P> The article finishes with no authors name mentioned. :roll: <P>Image

User avatar
EcoTeam
200 or more found
200 or more found
Posts: 1267
Joined: 03 April 03 7:57 pm
Twitter: EEVblog
Location: Crestwood, NSW
Contact:

Post by EcoTeam » 21 February 05 12:58 pm

The link is dead...

bigmickb
550 or more Caches found
550 or more Caches found
Posts: 155
Joined: 09 August 03 5:44 pm
Location: Forestville, Sydney, Australia

Post by bigmickb » 21 February 05 1:26 pm

Would be interested to see this one. Have just had a look on the Mercury website, but could find no reference to the article. Even if you could find it there, it appears you may have to pay to view it. (Let's hear it for the Illawarra Mockery!) I'm sending a few emails out to see if I can get a copy scanned in and sent up to me. I still have a few contacts down in the 'Gong...

The Rats
5000 or more caches found
5000 or more caches found
Posts: 436
Joined: 08 April 03 12:44 pm
Location: Wollongong NSW
Contact:

Post by The Rats » 21 February 05 2:50 pm

EcoTeam wrote:The link is dead...
<P>What link!!!!!

teamkittens
400 or more spectacular views seen
400 or more spectacular views seen
Posts: 259
Joined: 09 March 04 2:17 pm
Location: N51° 04.195' W115° 22.044'
Contact:

Post by teamkittens » 21 February 05 2:53 pm

Its probably an article reproduced from an american newspaper. Well almost certain by all the references to Missouri. The only local content is that url box in the corner..

rhinogeo
2700 or more caches found
2700 or more caches found
Posts: 1213
Joined: 31 October 03 11:45 am
Twitter: rhinogeo
Location: Benalla, VIC

Post by rhinogeo » 21 February 05 2:53 pm

Isn't the Illawarra Mercury one of the papers that always got mentioned on Media Watch for poor standards of journalism?

They probably ripped the article off a US wire service or online paper - hence the lack of by-line.

User avatar
GammaPiSigma
450 or more roots tripped over
450 or more roots tripped over
Posts: 227
Joined: 23 May 04 7:46 pm
Location: Campbelltown, NSW

Post by GammaPiSigma » 21 February 05 3:29 pm

There was also an article in one of the sydney sunday papers about geocaching, probably the same article by the sounds of it.
<P>
mike.

alpha993
200 or more found
200 or more found
Posts: 166
Joined: 21 August 04 9:42 pm
Location: Canberra

Post by alpha993 » 21 February 05 8:07 pm

<P>At least the Illawarra Mercury gave the GCA website as well as the US one!

<P>The same article (with different headline and stock photo) appeared on p.27 of The Sun Herald Travel liftout on Sun 20 Feb 2005. Seems the Sun Herald was so lazy, they just lifted the article from where it originally appeared on 3 Jan 2005 on USAtoday.com (http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinat ... hing_x.htm). No local context, stories or links.

<P>BTW, another interesting URl to watch for articles about geocaching is CachingCentral (http://www.levinecentral.com/cachingcentral_wp/).

swampgecko
It's all in how you get there....
It's all in how you get there....
Posts: 2181
Joined: 28 March 03 6:00 pm

Post by swampgecko » 21 February 05 8:18 pm

It appears that our (NSW geocaching anyway) reluctance to talk to the media on prior occassions may have been part of the reason why they would use overseas content. So far for NSW I know we have had at least three occasions to in the last 12months to profile the sport/hobby.

Quasar
3000 or more caches found
3000 or more caches found
Posts: 91
Joined: 05 April 03 7:11 pm
Twitter: quasar217
Location: Ringwood, Victoria
Contact:

Same article in MX

Post by Quasar » 22 February 05 11:12 pm

The same article - suitably dumbed down and cut to just one column - appeared in today's MX - the free newspaper they give out at city train stations in Melbourne. It was in the "Escape" section - which made it look like an international thing you have to travel to participate in.

Post Reply