Volcano creates problems for airlines, travellers—and journalistsMonday, 19 April, 2010
It’s hard to blame the reporters, really. Eyjafjallajökull is just plain hard to say. Some are avoiding it all together. We received an email this morning from Paul, who says it’s not fair that broadcasters avoid mentioning its name: “It would certainly be different if it were Etna or Stromboli or Pinatubo, or even Popocatépetl. So why not the poor Iceland volcano? If the journalists had made an effort they would have been able to pronounce the name of Eyjafjallajökull.”
Luckily an industrious Icelander has put together an “educational video” to help out struggling news readers that’s quickly making the YouTube rounds.