When singer James Blunt is the editor of Business Insider’s site
Jim Edwards, the editor of Business Insider in Great Britain, writes about what happened when the business news website asked singer James Blunt to assign its stories for the day.
Edwards writes, “We gave him free rein to assign our reporters any story he wanted. Each story was James’ idea, and each one has been reported independently by Business Insider staff. You can read them all via the links below.
“James chose to assign a package on the fate of the world’s oceans. (He is also an ambassador for the Blue Marine Foundation — a charity that works for the preservation and management of ocean wildlife.) We present them here as part of Business Insider’s ongoing campaign for ‘Better Capitalism.’
“We think James’ assignments are both counterintuitive and vital: It’s not news that we’re killing our oceans. But most people aren’t aware of the specific ways we’re doing it. You’re probably not aware of ‘pulse’ fishing, in which trawlers electrocute vast areas of the ocean, killing everything, and sweep up the mess. You may never have heard of the wolffish, either. It’s a species we are driving to extinction by accident — and no one cares because the wolffish is extremely ugly.”
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