Global journalism, done differently.[1][2][3]

[1] We work together.

The traditional approach to global journalism is competitive. Ours is collaborative. We partner with media outlets and journalists best suited to tell the story, in whatever medium fits best.

But we don’t stop there. We also bring researchers and universities into our newsroom, to broaden our understanding of complex issues.

And we work with local sources to ensure that our stories serve the communities we report in, whether that’s through local publications, events or translations. We know it’s important to be connected with communities, to understand their complexities and perspectives, and to understand the long-term impact of reporting.

Although this approach is more complicated, we believe that a diversity of voices, expertise, creativity and skills makes our stories better.

Case Study: Medical Supply Chains

[2] We experiment.

Some stories require new ways of doing journalism. That might mean producing a documentary that inverts the role of subject and filmmaker. Or creating open-source tools, guides and research. Or simply spending the time and resources to stick with a complex story as long as necessary to get it right.

Thanks to our non-profit model, we’re able to not only run these sorts of experiments, but also make the results open and available for others to contribute to and use.

Case Study: Dirty Money

[3] We pass on what we know.

To affect real lasting change, we’re invested in educating the next generation of global journalists. Our flagship initiative, the Global Reporting Program, brings together graduate students from around the world to work on year-long investigations. Our teaching style is hands-on. We run the program like a newsroom, and partner with major media organizations so that students receive  practical, professional experience.

We also offer educational resources, as well as fellowships, journalism residencies and training resources.

Case Study: Out of the Shadows

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