This newspaper is changing its travel section to cut down flying by writers
Travel sections in most newspapers are super popular and rake in good money. Many of us envy travel writers who get to visit some of the most beautiful places on Earth, that too on someone else’s money. However, there are a few people who actually look into the environmental impact of the travel section – and Danish newspaper Politiken head is one of them.
The newspaper is all set to drastically curtail travelling by its writers. They will immediately stop domestic flying and will offset all flights that they do take.
Editor-in-chief Christian Jensen says that the writers are going to refocus their coverage:
1) Do more coverage of travel in Denmark, the Nordic countries and Northern Europe, which can be reached by public transport.
2) Drop the Weekend Guide format because it can be perceived as a call to take long flights for a weekend. (This is a very big deal, given that Europeans can fly so cheaply, cross borders quickly in the EU, and do it a lot.)
3) Reduce the number of overseas trips to a maximum of one per release.